Vines Gardens in Loganville Reopens to the Public

After a $1.1 million in renovations, Vines Gardens in Gwinnett County reopened to the public this week.

The long-awaited grand reopening of Vines Gardens in Loganville, one of Gwinnett’s premier parks, took place Thursday. Many of the guests in attendance for the official ribbon cutting and reception that followed took the opportunity to walk the trails and take in the beauty of the gardens.

After investing $1.1 million in renovating the gardens and area around the Mansion House, there are plans to do a whole lot more. According to District 3 Gwinnett County Commissioner Mike Beaudreau, the plans are to extend the park and the walking trails to link up with adjoining Grayson High School and Watson Mill subdivision.

“It is mainly passive space, so it shouldn't be too expensive and should be something that can be done,” Beaudreau said.

The Mansion, which is leased to John Gibbs, hosts corporate events, weddings etc. and at one time used to offer lunch and a Sunday brunch. Gibb said it is possible that the lunch and Sunday brunch service could be revived at some time. He is also hoping to revive the concerts on the lawn. In the meantime, the park is now once again open to the public. It offers walking trails, a lake and beautiful gardens including a Japanese garden and a rose garden with sculptured statues. There is also a miniature railroad that operates in the summer.

The master gardeners, who lovingly tend to the gardens, and Gwinnett County officials were on hand Thursday for the grand reopening and ribbon cutting.

J. Jonah Jameson, The Daily Bugle November 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Again with the typo's. Maybe he said "should NOT be too expensive". Proofread Proofread proofread. Beaudreau may ba a total goober but I bet he said something other than what you quoted (below). “It is mainly passive space, so it should be to expensive and should be something that can be done,” Beaudreau said.
Barbara Jenkins November 17, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Not to be negative, but I can say from experience that having walking trails to a highschool or a subdivision from a park (or anywhere) is a recipe for trouble. We have walking trails in our neighborhood and they are used by our local teens for many things besides walking. Just saying...
Sharon Swanepoel November 17, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Wow, JJJ, any more of these and you'll have to start charging. I wish you were around when I was working on them last night. :) Thanks again!
Tina Clark November 17, 2012 at 09:58 PM
I don't understand Barbara. Are the kids riding skate boards and bicycles on the trials? I can see how that would be a problem for the walkers.


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