ROME, Ga. -- The hillside gardens at Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum are about to receive a facelift.
The Athens-based Garden Club of Georgia recently gave the gardens a $3,000 renewal grant.
Garden Club of Georgia provides funds for historic landscape and garden renewal, according to Oak Hill director Tim Brown.
Oak Hill's gardens were planted between 1927 and 1933, and were designed by Philadelphia landscape artist Robert Cridland. Cridland also helped to landscape much of the Berry College campus, as well as the gardens at the House O'Dreams on Lavender Mountain.
"Berry has a treasure trove of documents and letters between [Berry College founder Martha] Berry and Mr. Cridland, along with blueprints of the original gardens," Brown said in a statement.