Residency and Historic Garden
Historically, the Mulock property was renowned for its gardens. The design plan proposes restoring many elements of the historic gardens such as the fencing and seating and plantings. Iconic peony beds that still exist on the property would be relocated to the garden areas. A reflecting pool is also included in the design as well as a community fire pit to create a place for storytelling, a feature that has garnered strong community support through the engagement phases. The community was also interested in recognizing diverse histories in creative ways, which can be further explored in various ways, including proposed Indigenous gardens as a tribute to the Indigenous roots of the property and the first stewards of this land. The proposed artist studio provides temporary art space for day-use artist residencies to support the arts community.