Brick School Garden

On the grounds of the historic Brick School, this garden is a park-like setting featuring low-maintenance plantings, including pink rose bushes.

History of the Garden

The first phase of the design featured a new walkway made with “old bricks,” new grass, and digging and planting of a rose garden, a lily garden, and a few shrubs.

About the Plants

Pink Bonica roses were chosen for their early bloom and reblooming. The daylilies were donated by Amherst resident and avid gardener William Stokes. They continue to thrive, year after year. ‘Miss Kim’ lilacs were planted on each side of the front steps and an irrigation system and garden bench were purchased by the garden club. Over the years, complementary long-blooming plantings — such as blue flowering catmint, sprawling geranium ‘Rozanne,’ and Pink ‘Knockout’ roses — were added.

Fun Facts

Members of the Brick School garden team refer to themselves as the “Brickettes.” The garden team has enjoyed help from the girl scouts with weeding and spreading bark mulch in the spring. Look carefully and you may find one of the painted rocks the scouts left behind.