by Young Kwak
This week, Chey Scott explores the history of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens on the South Hill. Lost for decades, parts of the gardens were discovered after the ice storm in 1996. After a 10-year restoration, spearheaded by then Corbin Art Center Director Lynn Mandyke, the gardens were open to the public. Photos by Young Kwak.
A walkway that once gave residents of the South Hill access to downtown runs along the entrance of the garden.
The carriage road circles parts of the lower areas of the gardens.
Various flowers grow in the carriage road garden.
A staircase leads to the pond at the top of the gardens.
The pond area at the top of the gardens gives an uninhibited view of downtown.
Lynn Mandyke speaks under the restored pergola in the pond area.
A detail of the pergola is photographed.
The tea house also gives a view of the downtown area.
Trails lead visitors from one area of the gardens to another.
One area that couldn't be restored was the conservatory and greenhouses. Detailed plans could not be found for that area, so it remains an empty plot of land.
Irises are in bloom at the gardens.
The gardens provide many views of downtown.
The Mask of Pan fountain can be seen in the middle of the gardens.