Reveley Garden at the College of William and Mary – in Progress

Location

Williamsburg, Virginia

Partners

The Garden Club of Virginia
Charles Funk Masonry
Jeff O’Dell, Mountain Laurel Landscaping
Grelen Nursery

Chartered in 1693, William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country. The Reveley Garden, named in honor of the college’s 27th president, Taylor Reveley, is a partial restoration of a 1926 Charles Gillette garden that was designed as part of the William & Mary Beaux-Arts campus plan but that was never built. The new garden will reflect the intention of Gillette’s original plan while negotiating the current conditions of the space and student circulation requirements. The garden will also create an elegant place for rest, study, or socializing. New trees will expand The Baldwin Memorial Collection of Woody Species and were selected in consultation with the Conservator of Botanical Collections and the Associate Director of Gardens and Grounds. The College is coordinating Phase 1 of construction which includes grading and the installation of a new storm drain system and lights. Phase 2 is slated to begin in the fall of 2019.