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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Patriots Garden
 
Patriots Garden
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During the campus planning discussions, a proposal was presented to establish a contemplative garden on the site to honor the memories of the College's founders, its namesakes, and patriots whose lives have embodied the principles for which Hampden-Sydney stands. An area to the east of Atkinson Hall has been located on the plan drawings, nearby but removed from the core campus. The plan envisions a semi-enclosed garden setting that combines special plantings, paving, seating, low-scaled lighting, and possibly sculptures or other memorials or artifacts. This garden will need to be connected to the campus with a paved walkway(s). Screening of the surroundings should also be considered, particularly the sheltering of the garden from the view of elements such as the grade parking that flanks Atkinson Hall and Restover.