Quogue Fire Department 9/11 Memorial: Fertile Ground For New Garden Of Remembrance - 27 East

Quogue Fire Department 9/11 Memorial: Fertile Ground For New Garden Of Remembrance

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Front row, left to right, Lynda Confessore,  Westhampton Garden Club  (WGC); Gabriela Marin, head horticulturist; Lucian Gomez, gardener: Joy Flynn, WGC; Inger Mejean, WGC past president and project leader; Michael McMahon, Quogue Fire Department.  Back row: Philip Condyles, gardener; Sean Kiely, park manager; Warrie Price, founder and president Battery Conservancy, Joan Reilly, WGC: Dave Schaffauer, Quogue Fire Department.      COURTESY LYNDA CONFESSORE

Front row, left to right, Lynda Confessore, Westhampton Garden Club (WGC); Gabriela Marin, head horticulturist; Lucian Gomez, gardener: Joy Flynn, WGC; Inger Mejean, WGC past president and project leader; Michael McMahon, Quogue Fire Department. Back row: Philip Condyles, gardener; Sean Kiely, park manager; Warrie Price, founder and president Battery Conservancy, Joan Reilly, WGC: Dave Schaffauer, Quogue Fire Department. COURTESY LYNDA CONFESSORE

A a  long view of the two-tier garden created by clearing out a parking area.  Now a serene place of respite with a view of New York Harbor. You can see Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Designed by the renowned Piet Oudolf who went on to create the landscape of the High Line.  COURTESY LYNDA CONFESSORE

A a long view of the two-tier garden created by clearing out a parking area. Now a serene place of respite with a view of New York Harbor. You can see Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Designed by the renowned Piet Oudolf who went on to create the landscape of the High Line. COURTESY LYNDA CONFESSORE

A view of the Garden looking North. COURTESY LYNDA CONFESSORE

A view of the Garden looking North. COURTESY LYNDA CONFESSORE

A memorial plaque at the garden at the Battery. Several of these plaques are embedded throughout the garden.   COURTESY LYNDA CONFESSORE

A memorial plaque at the garden at the Battery. Several of these plaques are embedded throughout the garden. COURTESY LYNDA CONFESSORE

Quogue fireman David Schaffauer  with project leader Inger Mejean.  The Quogue Fire Department truck was used to transport the plants back to the firehouse.   COURTESY LYNDA COFESSORE

Quogue fireman David Schaffauer with project leader Inger Mejean. The Quogue Fire Department truck was used to transport the plants back to the firehouse. COURTESY LYNDA COFESSORE

Employees from Dragonfly Landscaping in stall the plants from the Battery garden at the memorial in Quogue.   DANA SHAW

Employees from Dragonfly Landscaping in stall the plants from the Battery garden at the memorial in Quogue. DANA SHAW

Susanne Jannson and Inger Mejean at the memorial in Quogue.    DANA SHAW

Susanne Jannson and Inger Mejean at the memorial in Quogue. DANA SHAW

Kitty Merrill on May 26, 2021
A partnership forged in loss and survival, horror and hope — plus 5,000 crocus bulbs — deepened in May when members of the Westhampton Garden Club traveled to Lower Manhattan... more

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