Nestled in a woodland clearing is a garden of remembrance for little ones that have been lost. It grows as a refuge of hope and healing for their families.
The Little Ones Memory Garden was established in 2005 by a passionate group that exists to support families suffering from all forms of infant loss including miscarriages, stillbirth, and neonatal loss. Each year this group hosts the Walk to Remember, an event that gives families near and far a chance to gather and remember their little ones.
Through the Seasons
Running through the middle of the garden is an ephemeral stream with striking concrete retaining walls that ascend the slope. The surrounding planting design celebrates seasonal rhythms, beginning with the first flush of daffodils in the spring. A chorus of black-eyed Susans and Japanese asters in the summer gives way to a cascade of Ryan’s Pink mums in fall. Throughout every season the anchor of the planting beds is rosemary, which historically symbolizes remembrance.
Culture of Care
Those touched by infant loss are invited to help care for this special place, an opportunity to garden alongside others who understand and find hope in the rhythms of nature. Email our volunteer coordinator at [email protected] to learn more about getting involved.