DCR is continuing its partnership with the Maudslay State Park Association, and efforts to restore the masonry walls in the garden that began last summer. This year, work will focus on the repointing (and in some areas rebuilding) the exterior brick walls that surround the formal Italian and Rose gardens at Maudslay.
The gardens will be closed to the public during the duration of this work for public safety, and will reopen once completed this fall.
Week of August 1st
The project kicks in to full gear this week, with masonry work getting underway. The walls will be washed of biological growth, grinding out of old mortar will begin, and some of the selective demo of areas damaged beyond repair will be done in prep for rebuilding these spots. Two Norway Maples located just outside the garden that are in poor health will also be removed, to avoid any potential future damage and allow some more sunlight in to the garden.
Week of July 18th
Temporary relocation of selected plants on the garden edges to prep for wall work; review of product submittals.
Week of July 11th
Complete on site mobilization, and install protection for the beech hedge in anticipation of adjacent construction work.