Marshall Garden for the Physically Challenged 2000-2004
Broadmoor Garden Club
1 folder+ 11 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs
Marshall Garden for the Physically Challenged (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Constructed in the spring of 1984 by Jim Carpenter and designed by Mrs. Margaret Marshall, this 30 by 33 foot garden is composed of three large raised beds, a brick floor, and a grapevine-covered lattice roof arbor with a surrounding lattice fence. The garden design serves the needs of the physically and mentally challenged. The 24 inch raised beds of colorful annuals and perennials are the correct height for a seated gardener and form an octagonal shape. The garden also views well from the south-facing rear sunroom and the trellised shelter under the grapevine. The center fountain creates a quiet meditative space in this tranquil garden in the midst of a busy city.
Persons associated with the property include: Jim Carpenter (builder, sculptor, 1983) and Margaret Marshall (designer, gardener, 1983-present).
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, and newspaper articles.