AIDS Memorial Garden
The AIDS Memorial Garden, located at 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). Most recently, members of the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of Winston Salem and other volunteers have provided maintenance
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 irises, azaleas, lilies, stone benches, and two
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. Contact Carole Watson at (336) 945-2877
for more information.