The Darwin Martin House was started in 1903 and completed in 1905. The complex was the result of a close collaboration between Frank Lloyd Wright and his colleague Walter Burley Griffin, who also designed the plan for the site's landscaping. The gardens remained unchanged for nearly 30 years, however,
with the loss of the family fortune the home was abandoned and suffered years of neglect and modification. On June 23rd at 1:00 PM, Nellie Gardner, the Horticulturist for the Darwin Martin House & Graycliff sites near Buffalo, NY, will speak on the $1 million dollar restoration taking place to restore the grounds of both properties.