AIDS Memorial Garden
The AIDS Memorial Garden, located on Nature Trail Dr. in Tanglewood Park in Clemmons,
North Carolina, was developed in 1997 by two Senior Girl Scouts, Erica Brady and
Carrie Watson, as their Girl Scout Gold Award Project. It was realized through donations
by local agencies and individuals and with many hours of hard work by volunteers.
In subsequent years many improvements have been made to the Garden by members of
HOPE (HIV Outreach Programs and Education), members of the Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship of Winston-Salem and other volunteers. Most recently, members of the
PRIDE Team Member Network of Wells Fargo & Co. have provided maintenance and improvements
for the Garden.
The Garden serves as a memorial to those lost to AIDS, a place of solace for those
living with or affected by the disease, and an inspiration for those continuing
to work for progress against HIV/AIDS. It is located in a grassy area shaded by
pecan trees and is adorned with, a variety of flowering plants, shrubbery, ferns,
small trees, stone benches, and two birdbaths.
A brick path winds through the Garden and contains many engraved bricks honoring
or memorializing individuals or groups. Additional engraved bricks may be ordered
and added to the path for a nominal charge. A garden pamphlet with more information
and a brick order form is located at the entrance to the garden.