Preserving and Interpreting the Legacy of Lord and Schryver
to Promote a Greater Understanding of their Contribution to Northwest Landscape Architecture
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Visit the gardens in 2018!
Join us at Gaiety Hollow and Deepwood for Open Gardens and Garden tours. Click here for the schedule.
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Fall 2017 Newsletter
Gaiety Hollow Rental
Small group rental space now
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 garden and opening it to the public.
Gaiety Hollow is a historic site and public garden. 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 & Schryver 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.
Stay up-to-date and see what's happening at Gaiety Hollow and the historic gardens at Deepwood by following our blog.