Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn A Modern Vision for an Historic Cemetery - Page 14
The Transformation of
Asa Gray Garden
By Anna Moir, Grants & Communications Manager
Afte r years of planning and a full year of
construction, we officially re-opened Asa Gray Garden
with a ribbon-cutting celebration on June 28th. We are
deeply grateful to the generous supporters who made
this project possible. The Loughlin family provided
the lead gift, in memory of beloved Mount Auburn
trustee Caroline Loughlin, which enabled us to initiate
construction. A generous grant from the Harold
Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust to name “The Pierce
Fountain” was facilitated by Harold I. Pratt, and many
other individuals and foundations contributed to the
garden renovation. A full list of donors will be available in
our 186th Annual Report.
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The Friends of Mount Auburn continues to welcome
donations to the renovation of Asa Gray Garden to ensure
that it thrives in the coming years! If you would like to
contribute, please contact Jude Bedel, Director of Individual
Giving, at 617-607-1949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a more complete explanation of the background,
design concept, and plant list for Asa Gray Garden, please
see the previous issue of Sweet Auburn or visit www.
With the celebration now behind us, we look forward to
maintaining this horticultural showpiece that will welcome
and inspire all who visit Mount Auburn through all the
seasons of the year.