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. 12 | Sweet Auburn 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 jbedel@mountauburn.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. mountauburn.org. 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.