Barret Traditional Middle School

Home of the Hilltoppers, Barret Traditional Middle School is a beautiful edifice perched high on a hill overlooking Grinstead Drive. Some of the original designs for the school were done by the Olmsted Brothers firm while they were in Louisville working on our Olmsted Parks.

Richard Wolford, a long time nurseryman and landscape designer, is a Barret alumnus who offered to donate some of his very special and unusual horizontal ginkgoes to the school. To keep with the symmetrical design of the school, we placed 8 ginkgoes on the front slope along the stairs. They will provide an exceptional show of fall color. Richard also donated three bald cypress trees for a steep slope by the front parking lot. These trees will help control erosion along the slope and add visual interest.