Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Garden Restoration
The Villa Terrace Decorative Art Museum, operated by the Milwaukee County War Memorial Foundation, is the former residence of Lloyd Smith of A.O. Smith. The garden was originally designed by Rose Standish Nichols in collaboration with the Villa’s architect David Adler. Marek Landscaping completed the restoration of the garding, including: restoring & constructing all stone walkways, patios, steps, & dry-stacked walls; regrading & planting the terraced slope and lower garden; relocating, storing, & replacing statues; restoring the water stairway and fish pond; restoring fountains; placing stone benches, pots, and garden ornaments; designing & constructing entrance walkway; assisting the lighting design & installation; installing on-site utilities; installing the wrought iron fence; assisting the installation of the wrought-iron Neptune gate; and installing all the plants. Marek Landscaping also worked with garden volunteers, prepared and coordinated for the garden’s opening celebration, prepared the maintenance plans & specifications, and prepared the as-built plans.