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College of Environment and Design

Support pours in for Founders Memorial Garden

Founders Memorial Garden

The Founders Memorial Garden is a special place on the UGA campus. Designed in 1938 by noteworthy UGA Landscape Architecture faculty and developed in partnership with the Peachtree Garden Club, the 2.5-acre garden is managed by the College of Environment and Design (CED) and serves as a teaching resource and public garden for all campus users and visitors to appreciate. It regularly plays host to special occasions such as weddings and photoshoots, serves as a quiet escape to study or hold an outdoor class, and is a living laboratory for horticulturalists, artists and designers.

On March 15, 2021, CED announced a Georgia Funder campaign to support the rejuvenation of the Serpentine Garden – one of the most iconic spaces within the Founders Memorial Garden. Thanks to the generosity of CED friends and alumni, the initial goal of $5,000 was surpassed in less than 6 hours! To build on this outpouring of support and to further the restoration of other areas of the garden, CED has set a new goal of $17,500. With additional donations, the Camellia Walk Arbor, the Boxwood Parterre Garden, the North Arboretum Azaleas, and other areas could get the care they need.

The Founders Memorial Garden is truly a living piece of campus history and holds an important place in the hearts of so many. The College has received gifts from far and wide, making it clear that people adore this garden and want very much to see it thrive. CED is grateful to everyone that has contributed!

To learn how your monetary contribution can make an impact in the restoration of the garden, and to learn more about its history, please visit the GEORGIA FUNDER website. 



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