John Aull, president of Aull Brothers Box Company, believed that the land where
he and Marie lived was to be shared with the public.
The Aull family spent considerable time traveling abroad and brought back ideas
for their gardens. The garden rooms contain native plants, plus plants from around
Aullwood Garden MetroPark underwent many changes as floodwaters wiped out entire
peony beds; and as shade intensified. The topography and plantings were done carefully
to imitate nature. It was intended as a retreat from the pressures of city living.
The park became a MetroPark in 1977, when the land was put into a living trust.