Canons were proudly placed on the lawn and cadets from the old Gordon Academy once lined up for their formal portraits in front of the Carnegie Library in Barnesville. The years passed, the 1910 library was sold and the canon bases stood empty. Atlanta artist/poet, Cara, had a vision for the library, however, and envisioned sculptures on those bases. She restored the beautiful Georgian Revival building in 1991 to be her studio and home, and then created a sculpture garden on the adjacent barren property. Sculptures are selectively hidden amongst the lush foliage and flowerbeds and in a huge old oak tree. The garden boasts eight "garden rooms," a pond, rock garden, patio, gazebo, herb garden and Cara's infamous "blue tree." Cara subtly incorporates her eclectic style into the garden and designs and symbols from her studies of world cultures and archaeology. This uniqiue garden retreat and Cara Studios at the historic Carnegie Library are open for tours.
Admission & Fees
Tours call for information
Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
Group Reservations Required
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
Adults (18+), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18)