The Garden of Reflection and
Dedicated on October 28, 2010, the new Garden of Reflection
and Remembrance is located on the south side of the Memorial Chapel and features
an attractive array of new plant material nestled amidst a mature tree canopy.
Division of Student Affairs, and Facilities
Management partnered to plant the seeds for this contemplative garden as a place
of respite, healing, contemplation and connection. The TKF Foundation is
dedicated to sponsoring creation of gardens and spaces that encourage and
embrace multiculturalism as well as stimulate people to take time for reflection
and renewal. The design and construction involved a collaborative process which
began with UMCP landscape architecture students and was completed by ValleyCrest
Landscape with construction oversight by Facilities Management. Naming
opportunities and additional sponsorship are available for discussion through
Division of Student Affairs.
The garden is a mixture of unique and select native and exotic plants with
multi-season interest as well as a blend of natural and recycled building and
paving materials. Features include a granite labyrinth, two sustainable
fountains, signature TKF benches with journals to capture the thoughts and
feelings of visitors and a restored Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The garden
features four elements common to all TKF projects: a portal through which to
pass, a path to explore and discover, destination points to guide ones movement
and a sense of surround that separates you from your daily activities and allows
As with all good gardens, this sacred space is expected to grow and evolve as
it nurtures the community which visits. We hope to see you there!