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. The annual Autumn Planting Social takes place each year on the first Sunday in October with a brief ceremony and a moment of silence followed by the planting. Families who purchased trees are invited to take part in the planting of their tree, but if they do not wish to do so, volunteers are willing to lend a hand.
Due to ordering, August 1st is the cutoff date to purchase trees for planting that fall in Memory Grove. Tree Order Forms are available at the North Carroll branch of the Carroll County Public Library. Locate the forms in the information pamphlet holder nearest the front, closest to the restroom area. Please indicate on the form that your tree is to be planted in Memory Grove in Manchester.
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