DEDICATION OF THE MARY ELLEN IMLAY CHANNEL GARDEN
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
November 2021: On a beautiful fall afternoon, the Mary Ellen Imlay Channel Garden was formally dedicated at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG). The Channel Garden was funded in total by The Imlay Foundation and is a lovely new addition which complements the iconic John Imlay Bridge in the heart of ABG’s Storza Woods. By bringing the enchantment of a flowing stream and artfully arranged plantings into this forested landscape, this significant water feature with adjacent gardens draws visitors from ABG’s iconic Canopy Walk and provides them with a wonderful opportunity to reflect and recharge in a beautifully enhanced space. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has always been a calming place in the midst of the bustling City of Atlanta, a role that has become increasingly important during the COVID pandemic as people seek out greater connection with the natural world. Integrating the Mary Ellen Imlay Channel Garden into the landscape surrounding the inspiring John Imlay Bridge also honors Mary Ellen and John Imlay’s partnership with and commitment to ABG and the cultural resource it provides for our community.