College of William & Mary
Chartered in 1693, William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country. Completed in late 2020, the Reveley Garden, named in honor of the college’s 27th president, Taylor Reveley and his wife Helen, is a partial restoration of a 1926 Charles Gillette scheme designed as part of the William & Mary Beaux-Arts campus plan but never built. The new garden reflects the intention of Gillette’s original plan while negotiating the current conditions of the space and student circulation requirements. The garden also creates an elegant place for rest, study, and socializing. New trees 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. Phase 1 of construction included grading and the installation of a new storm drain system and lights. Phase 2 included construction of the curving brick paths and edging, installation of two matching arbors and planting.