After the completion of a master plan in 2015, the Kingwood Center Gardens’ Board of Directors invited back Terra and architecture firm The Seckel Group to design much-needed renovations to the property's historic Carriage House and neighboring grounds. To complement the restored building’s ability to serve as an event space, the neighboring garden features an elegant terrace that overlooks a lush rain garden, fed by rainwater that is channeled from the building through custom-carved stormwater runnels.
Both the renovated Carriage House and its adjacent garden also celebrate the historic orchard and agrarian principles originally used at the estate, with modern-day permaculture practices and a host of fruiting plants, an apple espalier, and more!
A dedication ceremony, held in the renovated Carriage House in honor of its donors, James R. Borden and the family of Meredith Nail Stevens, was featured in the Richland Source. You can read more here.