Founders Garden


The visitors who appreciate what they see, smell and sense during a stroll, run or ride through the Botanical Gardens can pay homage to its founders at one of the newest gardens.

Dedicated in 2015 for the 15th anniversary of Friends of the Garden, theFounders Garden credits each person who played a primary role in the gardens and reserves four anchor boulders for Major Close,Dr. Bill Roston, Dr. Stan Horsch and Bob Childress.

The central Foundation Circle features a colorful Japanese Maple surrounded by sturdy Liriope interplanted with three-season color.

The garden is located on the northwest end of Lake Drummond, near the Plaza where MajorClose’s mother-in-law Anne Drummond is cast in bronze, forever enjoying her namesake lake.

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*All founders garden photos courtesy of Aaron J. Scott Photography