Photos by Elizabeth Byers
The Historic Gardens of Alcatraz
- a project of the Garden Conservancy - recently received two awards from the California Preservation Foundation.
Alcatraz staff family in an Officers' Row garden, circa 1869
Photo by Eadweard Muybridge, Bancroft Library
Roadside Gardens, 2009
The Garden Conservancy became involved in 2003 with spearheading the rehabilitation of the heritage gardens on The Rock: now a National Historic Landmark,
and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The 22-acre island, part of the National Park Services Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is the GGNRA's most visited site, with some 1.3 million annual visitors
hopping a ferry ride from San Francisco to see Alcatraz first-hand.
Officers' Row, 2009
A brilliant team of volunteers have gardened and toiled
to restore the uniquely stunning landscape.
A tour is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! The gardens shown to you within the context of history, horticulture, and cultural significance.