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Michael McCarthy Memorial Garden, All Saints Episcopal, Concord


Name:  Michael McCarthy Memorial Garden

Open to the public:  Yes

County:  Cabarrus

Address:  All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Rd, Concord NC 28025

Website:  No

USDA Hardiness Zone:   8a

Extension Demonstration Garden:   No

Year Established:  2019

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The garden was created in loving memory of Michael John McCarthy, a beloved community member and plantsman.  It was designed to create a peaceful environment while providing year-round interest, utilizing a variety of recycled resources for construction and maintenance.  

Development began in 2018 with land clearing and pathway creation.  The felled trees were processed into firewood.  The paths were covered with gravel screenings and, later, #78 gravel to prevent water erosion from rain.  Mulch was sourced from a company that recycles yard waste into useable garden products.  Discarded city curbstones were repurposed by local professionals into a stairway to the garden.  The garden was planted on 4-16-19.

Plants used in this garden:

  • Red Maple
  • Canadian Hemlock
  • Southern Magnolia ('Little Gem')
  • Fringe Tree
  • Flowering Dogwood ('Cherokee Princess')
  • American Arborvitae ('Emerald Green')
  • Weeping Redbud ('Traveller')
  • Japanese Maple ('Kiyohime Dwarf', 'Tsukasa Silhouette', 'Kuro Hime', 'Emerald Lace')
  • Tea Olive
  • Boxwood ('Wintergreen')
  • Encore® Azalea ('Autumn Coral')
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea ('Ellen Huff')
  • Dwarf Hinoke Cypress
  • Christmas Fern
  • Dwarf Mondo

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