The newest addition to the garden is the Military Memorial garden providing a serene contemplative sitting area with a stone paver labyrinth and soothing, bubbling fountain handmade from NC potter, Ben Owen III of SeaGrove. The garden honors the five branches of the military: the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. This new space, the Contemplation Garden, is dedicated to Bronze Star Army veteran and past County Extension Agent Durwood Baggett. During his Army service he fought in the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-45. As Extension Agent, he was instrumental in forming the county’s Master Gardener program and the Plant Clinic hot line.
We invite you to view the dedication ceremony of the garden in the video below.