Watkins Memorial Garden

How many recycling centers have a lovely garden overlooking a pond? Fritze Till and her band of volunteers have created this beautiful setting in memory of George Watkins, a catalyst in the creation of our Recycling Center.

November, 2015:

Thanks go to Joe Beer and Sharyn Tullar for helping put the garden to bed for the Winter, and to the Recycling Committee Chair, Dodie Ransome, for providing driveway markers.

 a lovely place to pause

A lovely place to pause

memorial garden's golden raindrops crab apple

Golden Raindrops Crabapple Tree

 memorial garden 11 07 15 sign

April, 2015: Spring Planting at George’s Garden.
Dodie Ransome and Joe Beer, members of the Walpole Recycling Committee,
plant a second Golden Raindrops crabapple tree. The two Rugosas, ‘Marie Bugnet’ and ‘Plena’ (Cinnamon Rose) plus ‘Palabin’, a dwarf Korean Lilac, will have to wait until the permafrost leaves!

memorial garden 04 18 15 doddie & joe


October, 2014:

chrysthanthemums in full bloom

Chrysanthemums bloom in profusion with the Boulder serving as a heat sink! perennials in bloom

“George’s Garden” welcomes visitors to pause and enjoy the peace and vibrant colors.

July, 2014:
Surely the most beautiful recycling center in … the known universe!

memorial garden 07 14 flower and pond

memorial garden 07 14 whole

memorila garden 07 14 rock and greens

memorial garden 07 14 looking to center


From 2013:




Watkins Memorial Garden 08/31/13

More plantings! August 31, 2013.

garden with pond behind

Early days, with more plantings to come! July, 2013

volunteers who helped create the garden

Volunteers: Mary Holmes, Fritze Till, Sharyn Tullar, Dick Holmes

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