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Amy Erwin Memorial

Atlanta, GA

The Candler Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works to improve the natural habitat and recreational space of Atlanta’s Candler Park, has engaged Starr Whitehouse Principal, Jacob Lange, to create a memorial garden in memory of founding Conservancy member, Amy Erwin. Amy’s love of birds inspired the memorial’s form, brought to life by perennial... Continue Reading

The Candler Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works to improve the natural habitat and recreational space of Atlanta’s Candler Park, has engaged Starr Whitehouse Principal, Jacob Lange, to create a memorial garden in memory of founding Conservancy member, Amy Erwin. Amy’s love of birds inspired the memorial’s form, brought to life by perennial planting beds which unfurl, as a bird’s wings, on either side of the central seating area. The beds are planted with drifts of native perennials along a woodland edge. Plant species are selected for their ability to attract bird and pollinator habitat, and their 10-month bloom cycle echoes the passage of time and the impermanence of life on earth. A series of granite slabs bisect the drift of plantings and form a seating area and viewing platform where visitors can engage with the perennials and adjacent woodland ravine. The weight and permanence of the locally sourced Georgia granite contrasts the dynamic planting design and symbolizes Amy’s enduring impact on the Conservancy, the park, and the community.
The memorial is currently under construction and is expected to open in the Fall of 2020.