A Place to Rest, Remember, Honor and Celebrate

Memorial Garden 


The Memorial Garden on Crotched Mountain provides an expansive outdoor gathering space for memorial services with a smaller, more intimate grotto for quiet contemplation. Located near the scenic entrance to our award-winning accessible trails, the Memorial Garden is designed to allow gatherers to lovingly celebrate, honor or memorialize family and friends while being deeply touched by the beauty and bounty of our surrounding countryside.

The Memorial Garden and nearby accessible trails are designed so that everyone - hikers, people in wheelchairs, seniors and families with children - can experience the peace and serenity of our mountainside vistas, valleys and more.

In 2014, renowned landscape architect Joseph E. Thompson translated our vision for a Memorial Garden into a beautiful, contemplative and accessible space to be enjoyed by all. Construction in 2015 included the creation of a hand-crafted, commanding boundary wall by employee and master stonemason Frank Whitney. Installations honoring loved ones began in 2015* and a limited number remain available for purchase. Crotched Mountain will hold a dedication ceremony for the new Memorial Garden in late 2016. While space remains, we invite you to recognize your loved one through any of the following:


  • Stone Benches - with permanently engraved inscription 
  • Paving Stones - with permanently engraved inscription 
  • Memorial Rock Wall Plaques - with permanently engraved inscription 
  • Landscaping - with signage 


All proceeds go to the Major Gift Initiative at Crotched Mountain 

For detailed information, please contact Kathleen Brittan, vice-president of Advancement 603.574.1485 or kathleen.brittan@crotchedmountain.org 

*Inspiration for the Memorial Garden was the 2013 dedication of a plaque memorializing Brandon Mills, an outdoor enthusiast and a family friend of a Crotched Mountain Trustee. The Memorial Garden Campaign is headed by Wayne and Terry Mills and Chris Burns. 

Crotched Mountain’s Outdoor Recreation Master Plan encompasses a broad range of projects to provide accessible outdoor activities to people of all abilities. Our accessible trails, a keynote project within the plan, stretch over three miles through forest, fields, wetlands and mountains. Click here for information on other accessible recreation initiatives.  

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