We recently installed this lovely memorial tree seat at The American Museum and Gardens in Bath. The bench was commissioned by the team at the American Museum, to replace a decaying timber seat. It was kindly donated by long-term supporter of the American Museum, Roy Hatch, in memory of his wife Maureen. The Mount Vernon gardens are a reproduction of the eighteenth Century upper garden of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia, USA.
The bench design is based on the Ironart Hoopback style, and is galvanized with a white painted finish for a lifetime of future enjoyment.
If you haven’t visited the American Museum and Gardens they are a true hidden gem! Do plan a visit when it reopens in March 2024. Explore 125 acres of green, rolling topography with breathtaking views. The stunning gardens were designed by famous American landscape architects Oehme, van Sweden. The Manor House features a spectacular collection of American decorative and folk art, with temporary exhibitions, a children’s garden, American Garden Deli and shop.
When you visit, take a few minutes to find and enjoy this lovely new bench. Look closely and you’ll see the plaque reads: “In memory of Maureen, who loved to rest here. Dedicated by her husband, Roy”