Preserving and Interpreting the Legacy of Lord and Schryver
to Promote a Greater Understanding of their Contribution to Northwest Landscape Architecture
Join our team as the first Executive Director.
Join the Circle of Friends!
A new program which enables you to support our mission on a regular basis with no fuss.
Docent Program: Join Us!
Are you eager to share your appreciation of the Lord & Schryver gardens at Gaiety Hollow and Deepwood with visitors? Apply now to join our Docent Program. Training will start in November 2017 to get you ready for the 2018 season. It’s fun and rewarding. Click here for additional information and an application form.
Spring 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to Lord & Schryver Conservancy
The Lord & Schryver Conservancy grew out an increasing awareness in the Salem community about the work of landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver and a concern for the fate of their gardens at "Gaiety Hollow"--their home, studio, and the tour de force of their life work. Lord & Schryver were the first female landscape architects to own and operate their own firm in the Pacific Northwest and designed over 250 landscapes and gardens in the region between 1929-1969. In 2015, the Lord & Schryver Conservancy acquired Gaiety Hollow and is currently restoring the gardens and making them open to the public.
Gaiety Hollow is a historic site, public garden, and cultural center. The mission of the organization is to “preserve and interpret the legacy of Lord and Schryver to promote a greater understanding of their contribution to Northwest landscape architecture.” Gaiety Hollow serves the public by providing a space for historical display gardens, educational programs, conserved archival materials, and small event rental. Gaiety Hollow is a unique garden and is a regional resource for garden design, plant display, and education that welcomes visitors in a historic and aesthetically pleasing environment. The gardens are open on select days or by appointment. They are located at 545 Mission St in Salem, OR.
Lord & Schryver Conservancy volunteers assist in the restoration of the Lord & Svhryver gardens at Deepwood Museum & Gardens and continue to maintain the historic gardens in partnership with the City of Salem.
The Conservancy is recruiting its first full-time Executive Director. The individual should have
background in leadership, fundraising, program development and community outreach.
Position reports to Board President. Visit the Lord & Schryver Conservancy Executive Director Job page for a full description.
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