March 30, 2011

Bill Talley, longtime campus landscape architect, to be remembered

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Bill Talley tries out the bench dedicated to him in 2008.

Bill Talley tries out the bench dedicated to him in 2008.

A year after he left, Talleys colleagues in Capital Projects honored him with a bench in the Medicinal Herb Garden. The plaque on it bears this inscription: “Bill Talley, campus landscape architect 1987-2007, whose dedication and vision has preserved our past and inspires our future.”

Professors receive “chairs” in recognition of distinguished service, so this garden bench is an appropriate tribute to our remarkable campus landscape architect emeritus, Capital Projects staffers said at the time.

After his retirement, Talley turned to watercolor painting; his favorite subjects were coastal landscapes and gardens.

Friends of Talley are invited to attend the party celebrating his life.