The first planting of trees in Memory Grove took place in 1999, as a way to remember and cherish dearly departed loved ones or to remember a special occasion. This special tribute opportunity became very sought-after, and due to space constraints the last trees honoring individuals were planted in Memory Grove in 2013. This beautiful stand of now-mature trees remains not only as a memorial, but also contributes animal habitat and other beneficial ecological functions to our parkland.
While individual memorial trees are no longer being planted in Memory Grove, you can still honor a nature-loving friend or relative at Charlotte's Quest through our Give A Gift to Nature donation program.
The Master Gardeners of Carroll County, whose mission is to promote horticultural education and service to the community has adopted Charlotte's Quest Nature Center as one of their horticulture enrichment programs. As a contribution and commitment to the program, the Master Gardeners took on the task of revamping the deteriorated arbor entrance to Memory Grove. (See the below Entrance picture) Afterwards, the Master Gardeners commissioned a sign, designed by artist Carolyn Seabolt, that rests at the top of the arbor. It is in their plans to install a native garden as enhancement to the area in the near future.
3400 Wilhelm Lane
PO Box 864
Manchester, Maryland 21102