The Mellon Park Walled Garden was restored in 2009 and later opened in June 2010. The Walled Garden was first built in the 1920s as part of the original Mellon Estate. Most of the hardscaping and fountain are original to the Garden. The restoration honors the memory of Ann Katharine Seamans, who visited the Garden often during her life. The lawn became a piece of artwork titled “7:11 AM 11.20.1979 79° 55´W 40°27´N” by Janet Zweig. The 150 points of light on the lawn represent the stars and planets over Pittsburgh when Annie was born.
The Garden offers a mix of flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials. A noteworthy plant is the Japanese Stewartia tree, which blossoms in June. It is a slow-growing tree and not commonly found in the local area. The first flowers to start blooming in the Garden are daffodils, followed by a variety of blooms that continue through the season, later concluding with the Fall Anemone.
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Parks thrive when they have sun, soil, rain…and you. You ensure programs are offered, trees are planted, capital projects are funded, flowers are tended to, research is pursued. There is nothing the parks can’t do with you behind them.