Barriefield Rock Garden

The Bill Robb Barriefield Rock Garden that runs from the bottom of Main Street alongside James Street to the rock cut along Highway 2 was created in 1990.  Bill Robb was a retired Bell Canada lineman and engineering technician who was instrumental in devising the project.  He cultivated the garden systematically, using an aerial photograph that he marked off as he proceeded.  Having volunteered at the local federal prisons, Bill enlisted inmates to help with the gardening, many of whom went on to work in the landscape industry.  The garden, with its unique natural landscaping, has won Kingston Community in Bloom awards over the years and it continues to be maintained by volunteers, with funding from the Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund.  The garden twinkles with lights every Christmas, thanks to the efforts of Barriefield volunteers.