Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden Project Update

Members and Friends: If you’ve not had a chance to stroll down to the Memorial Garden (and also view it from the balcony or the meeting room windows), you’re in for a surprise. Most of the work has been completed, and the reaction has been positive. It’s particularly meaningful that we’ve been able to accomplish this during our anniversary year celebration.

We’re happy with what Andover Landscaping has done: efficient; on-schedule and completed as promised; friendly and cooperative staff; impressive clean-up; and, notably, most respectful of our space. Thanks to Matt, Jeff and crew.

Special thanks to Unitarian Universalist Society: East members and friends who contributed monetarily to this project and to those who purchased plots during our fundraising campaign, enabling us to proceed with these long-needed enhancements. Thanks also to Rev. Josh and President Rob Stolzman and the Policy Board for their support and encouragement.

And a special shout-out to Jeanne Pitney, Memorial Garden Trustee, who initiated this project; was involved in every aspect of it; and spent much time and energy in planning and on site. This effort would not have happened without her.

Some additional info:

  • Although the garden is accessible, we are still in the process of obtaining railings for the graduated steps leading down from the meetinghouse. These will be installed first on the main entrance walkway and then on the corresponding opposite walkway.
  • Additions will continue to appear (a new bench; a revamped mosaic in the center court; and various improvements in the flora).
  • Those who bought plots will be contacted by the Memorial Garden Trustees for selection of plot location. If you are eager to have this happen sooner rather than later, feel free to contact David or the Trustee you initially spoke with.
  • We are planning to incorporate a brief re-dedication ceremony of our renovated garden at the upcoming UUS:E Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 19. Stay tuned.

For All the Days to Come