Preserving and Interpreting the Legacy of Lord and Schryver
to Promote a Greater Understanding of their Contribution to Northwest Landscape Architecture
Open Gardens and Guided Tours this Season!
The Lord & Schryver Conservancy is excited to announce that Gaiety Hollow will host seven Open Gardens in 2017. The Gaiety Hollow gardens will be open 1-4pm the 2nd Sunday of the month, April-September. Please join us! Click here for more information.
Guided tours of the Lord & Schryver gardens at Deepwood Museum & Gardens and Gaiety Hollow will be offered the 4th Saturday of the month, March-September. Come learn more about Lord & Schryver and enjoy the gardens. Go to the Visit page for more information.
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.
Garden Tours April 22
Join us on April 22 for tours of the Lord & Schryver designed gardens at Deepwood Museum & Gardens and Gaiety Hollow! The tour at Deepwood begins promptly at 9am. The Gaiety Hollow tour starts at 10:30. Experience the gardens and learn more about their stories with our docents. Enjoy spring flowers like tulips, bleeding hearts, crab apple trees, and early-blooming Rhododendrons. See the restoration in progress. Feel welcome to ask questions and take photographs. Each tour is $5 for those over the age of 16. More information on the Visit page.
Stay up-to-date and see what's happening at Gaiety Hollow and the historic gardens at Deepwood by following our blog.
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