Alaska’s former governor Wally Hickel really said that, pointing out that Walt Disney had it right, you need to enhance nature. Aside from the prison, there are formal gardens going down from the church, not as formal as they once were, they have somewhat gone to seed, with nature enhancing what humans laid out with a little unpredictability and some unexpected beauty.
These gardens are where, military officers and prison officials, perhaps some guards, and their families could stroll. There were some fine houses adjacent to those gardens where these privileged folks could live. The gardens were tended by convicts who also, I hope got some joy from them. This post is pictures of the gardens on this prison colony.