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Washington Memorial Garden


The Washington Memorial Garden is an opportunity for members of our community to witness and celebrate the achievements of someone or for the recognition of an event. Olympia Garden Club provides this service for honoring and celebrating the lives of individuals or groups who share a common bond.

The original plan for the Washington Memorial Garden was adopted May 15, 1973 by the Olympia City Council for the three-quarter of an acre in Priest Point Park which now includes the Rose Garden.  The agreement was signed by Tom Allen, Mayor of Olympia.  Landscaping, plantings and construction of the Kiosk were completed in 1975.

This Memorial Garden is designed to promote awareness of distinction and contribution here in our community.

A tribute gift can be awarded to a person, group or event for $20 a line. A card acknowledging the tribute will be sent to the recipients. 

Posthumous memorials are also $20 a line. A card will be sent to the contact person and a card acknowledging the tribute will be sent to the recipient's family. 


Donations to the Olympia Garden Club’s Memorial Garden Fund can be made directly to the Olympia Garden Club using the New Recipient Form

Please download, print and fill out the New Recipient Form and send it with your check made out to the Olympia Garden Club to:

Olympia Garden Club

Ellen Caywood

3512 48th CT SE

Olympia WA 98501

In April of each year, the Olympia Garden Club hosts an Arbor Day Celebration and Memorial Garden Remembrance for the public. Invitations will be sent to the new recipients and/or families. After the new names on the kiosks are read, friends or family members are encouraged to say a few words about the new recipients. (Names are added to the kiosks late March of each year. Any name received after that time will be added the following March.)

The Washington Memorial Walk is maintained by the Olympia Parks and Recreation Department and the Washington Memorial Garden service committee of the Olympia Garden Club.  Effort is made to use native Washington state plants.

Volunteers are always welcomed. Go to:


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