Major Rehabilitation Projects
The mission of the FWVGA is not just to maintain a pretty garden. These gardens are part of a national historic site. So, they are part of the historical record, part of the story being told to visitors from all over the world. Part of our mission is to rehabilitate the garden as closely as possible to what it looked like in the late 1930's when Frederick Vanderbilt died. The FWVGA works closely with the National Park Service and the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation to identify the historic features of the garden and develop plans for either preserving or reestablish them.