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Memorial Garden

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Located behind the Treworgy Planetarium, the Memorial Garden was created to honor those who have given their time and resources to Mystic Seaport Museum. In a partly shaded area with subdued colors, the tone of the garden is peaceful and private.

This garden is designed as a perennial border keyed to low maintenance and a palette of soft colors. Plants were chosen for their foliage, forms, and color; their resistance to disease and pests; and their long blooming season.

The Memorial Garden is filled with modern varieties of plants that catch the eyes of Museum visitors. The following are examples that create a whimsical yet calming texture within the garden.

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum aquilegifolium)
An early blooming perennial, Meadow Rue fills the garden with delicate hints of pink. Growing 3-4 feet tall, this plant offers height and texture. In late spring, large airy panicles of pink tufted flowers emerge from the bluish-green, making an impressionistic scene.

Snakeroot (Cimicifuga racemosa)
This native plant towers in the garden offering unique color and texture. Snakeroot grows 3-8 feet tall and captivates with deep purple foliage and tall white plumes.

Japanese Anemone (Anemone japonica ssp.)
When the coastal breeze dances with these flowers the true beauty of the Anemone is seen. A late blooming perennial, each flower stem is up to 5 feet in length and stands proudly without much staking.