Story of a Landscape

Monument Redo Becomes a Piece of Art

For Jackie Ansara, owner of Jackie Ansara Landscape Design, work on the monument to Edward D. Libbey at Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum in Toledo, Ohio, took more than two years, but it wasn’t because of the boxwoods and white sunpatiens.

Instead, Ansara’s desire to add a glass feature to the site commemorating the man whose industrial vision turned Toledo into “The Glass City” required research, planning and funding well beyond a typical backyard.

Her own vision for the space netted Ansara an honor award from the Ohio Landscape Association in the category of specialty gardens. But, as she says, “Just because it looks simple doesn’t mean it was easy or without thought.”

Please visit to read more of the artical, on how we renovated this monument to pay tribute to the men and women that gave The Glass City it name.


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