Beauty: welLFLeet Memorial Garden

Beauty: Louie was beautiful inside and out and he appreciated and strived for beauty and orderliness in everything he did. He also was inquisitive, philosophical and deeply sensitive. We are establishing The Wellfleet Memorial Garden, where people can meditate, have deep conversations or simply observe the beauty of the community Louie loved. The garden will be dedicated to locals who have “left us too soon.”

Without your generosity, we could not have made this possible.
Special thank you to the following people and companies for their in-kind and volunteering support.

 

Garden Designer:
Jean Brooks Landscapes

 

2018-2019 Volunteer Landscapers:
Live for Lou Crew
Matthew Losordo
Timothy Gordon O’Hara
Quality Landscaping by Robert Treat Fryklund
US Lawns

 

Garden Install Donors, Garden Party Donors & 2017 Garden Sponsors:
John Arsenault
Back Bay Residential
Rose Bartolini
EZ-Doze It
Dana Eldridge
Jean Brooks Landscapes
Joseph A. Cappello Well Drilling, Inc.
Kim Catalano
Paul Childs (Robert Childs, Inc.)
Schooner Grady
Jeremy Young Landscaping
The Lighthouse Restaurant
Live for Lou Crew
Matt Losordo
Mid-Cape Home Centers
Monomoy Tree Service
Nate Nickerson
Pearl Restaurant & Bar
Preservation Hall
Randy McDonald
Rick McCaslin & Carol Mahedy
Christopher Mounce
Andy Thomas (Thomas Electric)
Timothy Gordon O’Hara
Quality Landscaping by Robert Treat Fryklund
Rainmaker Irrigation Crew
SiteOne Landscape Supply (South Dennis)
Truro Vineyards
The Wicked Oyster
William M. Rogers II

 

The Story of the Garden…

Since the inception of Live for Lou in 2014, it has been a goal of the committee to create a memorial garden and contemplative space to remember Louie, as well as others the community has lost too soon. We decided that ‘beauty’ would be one of three pillars around which LFL is centered (others include compassion and athleticism). Louie took pride in gardening, and around the time of his death he was becoming more interested in horticulture. The Wellfleet Memorial Garden funded by LFL seemed fitting.

Around the time of Louie’s death, Wellfleet and Cape Cod began to lose many young adults. While many, like Louie, passed due to battles with addiction, others died of illness, cancer, or horrific accidents. The Wellfleet Memorial Garden will be a place to remember those who have passed well before their time.

The idea for the garden grew from Louie’s desire to beautify his surroundings in tandem with the Live for Lou Committee’s recognition of young lives lost on Cape Cod. The committee, consisting of friends, family, and community members, wanted this garden to be public to all of Wellfleet. The committee searched for the right location – somewhere that could be a contemplative space enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. We could not be happier with the location, nor the outcome of the garden.

The LFL committee could not have done this without the support of 30+ local businesses who donated their time, hours and materials. Most specifically, we thank Jean Brooks Landscapes and her crew (Garden Design) for their endless hours of volunteer work. Please see the back of the newsletter for a full list of dedicated local people and businesses.

Thank you for believing in our mission and helping to create this Memorial Garden. Also, thank you to our partners who are making this garden possible.

 

Naming Opportunities
Please contact Katrina Fryklund, Co-Sponsor/Co-Chair at 508-776-6485 or kfryklund@lathamcenters.org to learn more.

*Options may be limited for Reminisce Sponsors.

Contemplative Sponsorship: Large garden stone with hydrangea.

 


Reminisce Sponsorship: Large Plant with Garden Plaque Engraved laid in Stone

 

 

The Wellfleet Memorial Garden will be funded by Live for Lou as a component Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.