The commemoration project of Historic Mooresville’s Bicentennial, this Garden ensures the Town’s mission – History Lives - combining the best of small town community life for our residents with exemplary historical preservation and education for our visitors.
In the past, most daily visitors are restricted to only walking our tree-shaded streets and peeking through the picket fences in wonder; but now this Garden is a place where visitors can belong, unwind, and experience Mooresville’s tranquility and heritage through signage, symbolic construction, and horticulture.
Partnering with esteemed Landscape Designer, Harvey Cotten, an experience and environment was created in keeping with historic landscapes and native Alabama plants with a special emphasis from “some of our younger residents” on the selection of perennial flowers to support pollinators. The 100+ year-old pickets from The Brick Church were restored and provide a visual backdrop. The footprint of The Brick church is recreated in the brick hardscape of the garden’s plan. And, as a result of the extensive research for the “Behind the Picket Fence…History Lives” series, more of Mooresville’s rich history has been uncovered and woven into its story as told on the four educational signs along the sides of the garden.
The bronze figure-ground map depicts the Town as it stands on Historic Mooresville’s Bicentennial – 200 years old.
The Bicentennial Garden was supported through donations from numerous individuals and businesses, grants from the Limestone County Legislative Delegation and Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers, & Valleys RC&D Council, and a partnerships with TARCOG and the Huntsville City School District’s Additive Manufacturing program.