Holiday Wreath, December 2017
Seasonal greens created and donated by the Ledyard Garden Club, December 2017

Timeline

  • The new garden was established, planted with shrubs and mulched (April/May 2016).
  • The initial plantings in the garden were completed in time for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Memorial Parklet (May 2016)


Funding

  • The project was funded using a Pfizer Foundation grant received by the Club.
  • The Garden Club continues to maintain the Memorial Parklet, including planting annuals, using proceeds from our Annual Plant Sale. 

Gales Ferry Memorial Parklet

The Gales Ferry section of Ledyard honors war veterans with a small park and monument. The Memorial Parklet, at the intersection of Military Highway and Hurlbutt Road, was created in 1920. The park features a granite monument, dedicated in 1956, that features an eagle atop a 7-foot column. A dedication on the monument’s shaft reads, “Dedicated to the men and women who served their country in all wars.” (source: CTMonuments.net)


​​In 2016, the Ledyard Garden Club adopted the Gales Ferry Memorial Parklet

  • Over successive growing seasons, Ledyard Garden Club volunteers have beautified and continue to maintain the Parklet with the addition of shrubs and annuals.