The Heinz Memorial Chapel Garden was officially dedicated over Homecoming weekend, with many donors in attendance.
The formal European garden, located just off Bellefield Avenue, has hydrangeas, boxwoods, stone paths, benches and a three-tiered fountain that aligns with the center of the chapel. The fountain is dedicated to Pat Gibbons, who has been director of the chapel for 30 years.
Elements within the garden are available for naming, and many of the donors in attendance came to see their names etched in stone. Sponsoring a bench costs $10,000 and pavers are $2,000 to $5,000, depending on their size. There are several still available to sponsor. The money raised funded the construction of the garden and will help establish an endowment for its upkeep.
Construction on the garden, which was designed by Klavon Design Associates and built by Mosites Construction, started in March and was completed in September.