The City of Tega Cay’s Living Memorial Gardens is a beautiful public garden displaying seasonal flowers, foliage and trees along its meandering sidewalks and natural pathways. It is designed to be accessible by all who visit. The Gardens were brought to life by the Beautification Committee of Tega Cay with the support of the City of Tega Cay, volunteers and donors.
There are several gardens including the Children’s Rock Garden donated by Elaine and Ralph Norman, the Herb Garden donated by Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville, the Noah Mayberry Butterfly Garden donated by Team Noah, the Rose Garden donated by Marie and Jake Jakiel, the Shade Garden donated by Alice Holloway, and the Veterans Memorial Garden. This fall the Rain Garden will be installed thanks in part to a grant obtained from S.C. PalmettoPride. The Rain Garden has recently been adopted by Chad Bloodworth in memory of his father, John M. Bloodworth. The Gardens are also a place where persons, organizations, First Responders and U.S. Veterans have a place to be honored and memorialized.
Whether gazing at the butterflies, listening to the gentle sounds of birds, breathing in the many fragrances, swinging in the shade or exploring the Veterans Memorial Garden, the Living Memorial Gardens in Tega Cay is truly a place for all.
The garden is open every day of the year from dawn until dusk. To order a $55 engraved paver, click here for the printable order form. To adopt a tree for $200, click here for the printable order form. For more information regarding engraved cobblestone pavers and tree orders, contact Beautification Committee member Patty Martin at .
Giving Circles and Volunteerism
Dogwood Circle ($10,000 +)
Warren Norman Company
Camellia Circle ($5,000 – 9,999)
Marie and Jake Jakiel
Cliff Nichols Photography & Cinematography
Let the Dirt Dogs Do It!
As you explore the Gardens you will notice additional individuals, organizations and companies recognized on bronze plaques and engraved cobblestone pavers. The Beautification Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that depends on the enthusiastic support of a broad spectrum of people, including volunteers, City staff, companies and donors with the passion and interest in gardening, nature, community and education to provide necessary funding to grow and maintain the themed gardens for the inspiration and enjoyment of all visitors.
To become a valued volunteer or to discuss becoming a donor in one of the ‘Giving Circles’, contact Jennifer Stalford, Beautification Committee Chair at e-mail. To view photos of the continued progress, ‘like’ the Tega Cay Living Memorial Gardens on Facebook.