Storybook Garden

Project Details

What is the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden?

Funded by a variety of personal and private donations, as well as the Texas Commission on the Arts, the garden is an initiative to utilize an inviting and unique outdoor space to showcase children's literature and inspire families to share the joy of reading together.  On June 8th, 2017, in conjunction with the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council's annual Children's Art and Literacy Festival (CALF), the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden will be unveiled on the southeast lawn of the Abilene Convention Center and will showcase five new Garth Williams-inspired storybook sculptures.  

What is MasterScapes® role in the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden?

The Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden project is a collaborative community effort of many individuals and organizations. MasterScapes® is honored to bring the design concept of native Abilenian Mitch Wright to fruition and fulfill the role of landscape contractor for this project. Our responsibilities include project management, contractor and volunteer management, tree preservation, and irrigation and landscape installation. 

Project Highlights

COMING SOON!  Check here for regular updates on progress and highlights of the installation process!  

Project Photo Gallery

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For more information on the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden, visit:

Storybook Capital of Texas

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

Abilene Reporter-News:  Storyboook Garden to celebrate reading

Abilene Reporter-News:  Storybook Garden about to bloom

Abilene Reporter-News Photos:  Storybook Garden work begins

KTXS:  Abilene Cultural Affairs Council breaks ground on sculpture garden

KTXS:  Storybook Garden breaks ground