Reflection Riding is in the process of fund raising for a new garden; Grandmothers Garden at Humphreys House. It will be an English style cottage garden dedicated to Margaret Chambliss and Marie Humphreys, who besides working tirelessly to fill the Riding with wildflowers, had beautiful gardens of their own. On the Humphreys property there was a vegetable garden, herb garden, peach, apple and cherry trees. Marie’s weeping cherry was the most photographed tree in Chattanooga. And in spring, summer and fall, there was always an abundance of blooming annuals, perennial favorites and natives.
The Grandmothers Garden will be a space for intimate gatherings, parties and weddings. It will be a place of inspiration for poets, painters and photographers. We hope Grandmothers Garden will be a touchstone for memories to all friends of the Riding.
I’ve been back to grandmother’s gardenWhere the dear old flowers grow,That she planted there and tended,In the summers long ago –The sweet, old-fashioned flowersThat used to delight her so.Eben E. Rexford“Grandmother’s Garden”
Supporter Contributions $1,000 and under
Remember a loved one, pay tribute to your grandmother, grandfather or other family members, or honor your hero with your donation to the Grandmothers Garden fund. Your tributes name will appear on a plaque at the garden entrance under the category of your gift amount. Gift may be made in memory of, in honor of, or as a supporter. This tribute is a perfect gift for birthday’s, anniversaries, graduations, marriages – the recipient’s names will be memorialized in the beautiful, natural environment of Grandmothers Garden at the historic Humphreys House within Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.
Supporter Contributions over $1,000
To make your contribution at the Hollyhock, Foxglove, Larkspur, Sunflower, Iris, or Peony levels, please click on your choice of flower donation to email or call 423-821-1160 and a Reflection Riding representative will be in touch shortly.
- Commemorate a birthday, wedding, graduation, holiday, retirement or other special occasion.
- Honor the memory of a friend, family member or colleague.
- Honor and remember those who serve our Country.
- Honor a beloved pet companion.
- Leave an inspirational message for generations to come.
- Show your support for Reflection Riding.
- Advertise your business.