North Triangle

The garden is on Route 122 leaving Highway 101 to enter the village of Amherst.  The first “Welcome to Amherst” sign is situated with stones, grasses and perennials.  The garden is without water, surrounded by roadway and in a high-traffic area.

Photo taken by Fran Kelly’s husband

The North Triangle first became a garden about 22 years ago. To enrich the soil, loads of biosolids compost were trucked in from the Merrimack Wastewater Treatment Plant. Club members then planted donated ajuga and daylilies, and the North Triangle garden was born.

At the center of the garden stands a monument in memory of Bertha Rogers. Bertha Rogers was a noteworthy Amherst citizen. She gave generously to civic causes and was active in many town organizations. Upon her death, she left her home, land, and a monetary bequest to the town.

 

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