Memory Garden

​Memory Garden

What is a memory? According to Worth County Primary second graders, a memory is: happy thoughts, things that make you laugh, something that you remember from long ago or a few minutes ago, something that you look at, something that you love, something that makes you sad, and something that is stuck in your mind and will never come out.

The Memory Garden was dedicated on May 20, 2001. It honors the memory of children and adults who passed away while they were students or employed at the school. Remembrance ceremonies are held as needed. The Outdoor Classroom Student Advisory Council played a key part in the design of the area, as did Amy Carter, Horticulturalist at UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences - NESPAL.

Students

1997 Brittn Ricks - 2nd 

1997 Lanier Cheevers - 2nd 

1999 Martavian Jones - 1st  

1999 Clarence Boone - 2nd  

2000 Sharlette Rockwell - 2nd  

2012 Julian English – Pre-K

Adults

1999 Mary Paulk – Kindergarten teacher

2000 Ann Bozeman – Paraprofessional

2005 Cynthia Milton – Kindergarten teacher

2011 Arlyn Babcock – Custodian

2011 Donna Grenon – Kindergarten teacher                                              

2012 Katie Jackson – Pre-k Paraprofessional

Plants in the garden:
Crape Myrtle 'Natchez'
 Loropetalum c. rubrum  'Blush'
Vitex agnus-castus - Chaste Tree
Clethra alnifolia - Summersweet Clethra
 Weigela florida - Weigela
Trachelospermum jasminoides - Confederate Jasmine
Vinca

 

The garden is featured in a chapter in the book

Grace From the Garden

by
Debra Landwehr Engle