Discovering a Garden of Delights at the Walled Garden in Mellon Park
Mellon Park sits on what was the estate of industrialist Richard Mellon. At the time, he had the biggest house in all of Pittsburgh and employed 7 full-time gardeners. The Mellon mansion is long gone, but the rambling yard remains. So does a beautiful walled garden that includes a hidden memorial to Annie Seamans, a Pittsburgh native who loved to visit the park. The memorial is an art installation made up of 150 lights embedded in the lawn. At night, they shine in the pattern that matches the night sky that was overhead on the day of Annie's birth in 1979. In this episode, we hear from Annie's mother, the artist who created the piece, and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy gardener who keeps the walled garden looking so beautiful year-round. Learn more about the Friends of Mellon Park. Learn more about the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. See a photo from Katherine Gaines' memorable rainy wedding in the Walled Garden.