Verrrrry few guesses on this week’s Access Points photo game, much to my surprise!
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site on Auburn Avenue didn’t always have a rose garden. In the early ’90s, when Sylvia Villalobos’ daughter visited Atlanta, she called her mom to say she’d found a place that needed one: “‘The MLK Historic Site,’” Villalobos recalls her daughter saying. “‘They have no flowers.’”
Villalobos is one of the founders of International World Peace Rose Gardens, an organization that builds rose gardens in sacred, cultural or historic sites around the world, and organizes community events surrounding them. They have five major gardens: Sacramento and Pacific Palisades in California, Italy, Mexico and Atlanta’s.
The King Historic Site was “a perfect fit,” Villalobos said. Its first garden was dedicated in 1992, but