Quarry Garden

The Quarry Garden is the most recent creation and discrete garden area to be initiated in Schnormerier Gardens. On July 1st, 2008 the excavation began for what is to be the largest project to date within the gardens. In total it will consist of a 700' long stone retaining wall along the Eastern edge of the large lake, a 'quarry' of approximately 200' width, 70' depth and a height of 18' at the rear over which a waterfall will plummet into a lake level pool and meander into the lake. The entire area will be home to a significant number of rare conifers and other pendulous plants that will form a lush hanging garden. The totality of the structure will require in excess of one thousand tons of limestone blocks which started arriving on July 15th, 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undisturbed Site for New Quarry Garden

 

 

 

 

Close-up of Quarry Garden Model

 

 

 

 

Overlooking Model to Site for Quarry Garden

 

 

 

 

Bob Stovicek Marking Outline of Quarry Garden

 

 

 

 

First Bucket of Earth Is Removed

 

 

 

 

Excavation is Well Underway

 

 

 

 

Excavation is Being Observed by Ted and Grandson Dylan

 

 

 

 

Pushing Clay in Very Wet Area of Spring

 

 

 

 

 

Video of Digging and Filling Is Underway

 

 

 

 

 

That Is Probably Far Enough!

 

 

 

 

First Loads of Rock Arrive

 

 

 

 

Unloading Rock

 

 

 

 

Clamshell Grabs Rock to Set in Place

 

 

 

 

 

Completed Quarry One Year Later

 

 

 

 

Waterfalls Is Operational

 

 

 

 

Water Cascading to Collection Area of Beach Pebbles