A Place to Rest, Remember and Celebrate
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.
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 more information, please contact Kevin Harte, Vice-President of Advancement at 603.669.0821 or email@example.com
Inspiration for the Memorial Garden was the 2013 dedication of a plaque memorializing Brandon Mills, an outdoor enthusiast and family friend of a Crotched Mountain Trustee.