In October 2000, the Hill and Valley Garden Club began a Memorial Tree Planting Program at Imagination Station located
in Ralph Dean Park. Active and Charter members are eligible to have a tree planted in their name.
Irene Kibler Cave was selected as the first member to receive a tree, since she was the first Charter Member when the club was formed in 1956. A "Forest Pansy" Redud was selected in her memory.
A formal tree dedication ceremony was held in 2009, photo above.
Listed below are the recipients and trees planted to date:
Jean Good - Willow Oak
Lois Foley - Sourwood
Arthur 'Bud' Gregory - Fringe Tree
Irene Cave - 'forest Pansy' Redbud
Ann Stilwell - Sweetgum
Pauline Davis - 'Stellar Pink' Flowering Dogwood
Jean Gilbert - 'Bloodgood' Japanese Maple
Betty Dautel - 'Victoria' Southern Magnolia
Margaret Berry - Southern Magnolia
Emma Crouch - Red Oak
Ruby Eldridge - Red Oak
These trees were planted to honor our Hill & Valley Garden Club Members.
The club maintains these Memorial Trees that are planted at Ralph Dean Park in Luray.
This is an Image Carousel. Photos are of Memorial Markers at each tree site.