First phase of Berkeley Rose Garden trellis restoration begins
On June 6, 2016, the City of Berkeley broke ground on the first phase of the Rose Garden Trellis Restoration.
The Berkeley Rose Garden, one of the first Civil Works Progress Projects built under the Works Progress Administration and completed in 1937, consists of a terraced amphitheatre and 220-foot long redwood trellis. The garden was suggested by Bernard Maybeck, with final design by landscape architect Vernon M. Dean. Berkeley Rose Garden has hosted many community events over the years and is considered one of the finest rose gardens in Northern California.
ELS has worked with the City on the rehabilitation of the trellis, located on the central terrace. The original wood trellis provides shade and benches for viewing the garden, and is supported by large redwood posts that have been maintained and repaired by the City over the years.
Pictured above from left to right, Diana Hayton, Principal-in-Charge from ELS; Dennis Sheil, Project Manager from Anchor Engineering; Evelyn Chan, Associate Civil Engineer for the City of Berkeley Department of Parks, Recreation and Waterfornt; Tovah Cook, Designer from ELS; and Nasser Jandali of HM Construction were among the participants of the groundbreaking ceremony.