Be sure to join us April 11 as we unveil the newly-restored Olmsted Garden.
The Olmsted Garden was part of the estate of Waldo and Clara Cummer, the brother and sister-in-law of Museum founders Arthur and Ninah Cummer. In the early 1930s, they hired the renowned Olmsted Bros. firm to complete a renovation of their grounds. Their gardens were partially obliterated in the early 1960s, when both Cummer homes were demolished to make way for the new museum building, the Red Cross, and the former Barnett Building, which now houses the Museum’s interactive center, Art Connections.
The space sat vacant for many years, and have been under restoration since September 2012, using the original plans located in the Olmsted Archives as well as historic Cummer family photographs.
This project has been financed in part with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.