The Amherst Garden Club is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the club’s founding in 1971. One of the ways we have commemorated the occasion is with a legacy gift to the Town of Amherst.
Our gift to the town is an inscribed natural granite bench and a pink dogwood (Cornus florida) tree at the intersection of Mack Hill, Dodge, and Jones Roads. This small historical park, the site of the Town’s first Meeting House, is along a popular walking route in the historic district, not far from the Town Green.
It is hoped by the club that the tree and the bench will be welcoming for pedestrians and will draw attention to the historically significant site.