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David Gindra was highly respected as a gardener. He was consulted by other estate owners for the design of their land and gardens.

Although he had not supervised the gardens after the turn of the century, the Marist Brothers diary in 1908 indicates that the overgrowth of eight years hid elegant shrubs and flowers.

These photos, taken as Kodachrome slides in the period 1945-1955 may well represent a continuation of the Gindra legacy. The Brothers worked on very tight budgets, with any available funds applied to more important priorities. But many Brothers were skilled at gardening, and with the labor of the Novices and Student Brothers, it is probable that they were able to restore many of the trees and shrubs that Gindra had installed.

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