Grandmothers Garden at Humphreys House

Grandmothers Garden at Humphreys House

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 garden
Where the dear old flowers grow,
That she planted there and tended,
In the summers long ago –
The sweet, old-fashioned flowers
That 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.

Columbine $50 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Columbine $50 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Give a lasting memory. Your honoree's name will appear on a plaque at the garden entrance under the category of your gift amount. Please select below: in memory of, in honor of, or as a supporter.
Price: $50.00
Please select one :
Please pay tribute to (enter name here):

Lily $100 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Lily $100 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Give a lasting memory. Your honoree's name will appear on a plaque at the garden entrance under the category of your gift amount. Please select below: in memory of, in honor of, or as a supporter.
Price: $100.00
Please select one :
Please pay tribute to (enter name here):

Rose $150 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Rose $150 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Give a lasting memory. Your honoree's name will appear on a plaque at the garden entrance under the category of your gift amount. Please select below: in memory of, in honor of, or as a supporter.
Price: $150.00
Please select one :
Please pay tribute to (enter name here):

Phlox $250 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Phlox $250 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Give a lasting memory. Your honoree's name will appear on a plaque at the garden entrance under the category of your gift amount. Please select below: in memory of, in honor of, or as a supporter.
Price: $250.00
Please select one :
Please pay tribute to (enter name here):

Bluebell $500 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Bluebell $500 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Give a lasting memory. Your honoree's name will appear on a plaque at the garden entrance under the category of your gift amount. Please select below: in memory of, in honor of, or as a supporter.
Price: $500.00
Please select one :
Please pay tribute to (enter name here):

Trillium $1,000 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Trillium $1,000 Donation for Grandmothers Garden
Give a lasting memory. Your honoree's name will appear on a plaque at the garden entrance under the category of your gift amount. Please select below: in memory of, in honor of, or as a supporter.
Price: $1,000.00
Please select one :
Please pay tribute to (enter name here):

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.

Grandmothers Garden Hollyhock Contribution     Grandmothers Garden Foxglove Contribution      Larkspur Donation Level

Sunflower Donation Level     Iris Donation Level     Peony Donation Level

Grandmothers Garden Touchstones
(Pavers)

Grandmothers Garden pavers will create a lasting symbol for years to come. Support Reflection Riding and the creation of the Grandmothers Garden by purchasing a Touchstone Paver with your own personal message. Each year, thousands of visitors will pause to read the names on the engraved bricks at the Grandmothers Garden at the historic Humphreys House. These “touchstones of history” can be used with these phrases “In Memory Of”, “In Honor Of”, or “Supporter” with a first and last name or a message engraved into these brick pavers. A regular size brick paver is 4″ x 8″, a large brick paver is 8″ x 8″.These pavers can be used to:

  • 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.
Paver Stones (4
Paver Stones (4" x 8")
Price: $50.00
Please select one :
Please pay tribute to (enter name here):

Paver Stones (8
Paver Stones (8" x 8")
Price: $100.00
Please select one :
Please pay tribute to (enter name here):
All proceeds from these donations go to the Grandmothers Garden Fund.

Hours of Operation • Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Sunday (April - October) 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note the last time to drive through loop is 4:30 p.m. • Gates close at 5:00 p.m.