Grace Chapel Garden

Grace Chapel Garden

A beautiful new garden area has been created on the west side of St. Peter’s, outside the entrance to Grace Chapel.  Thanks to the lovely aesthetic vision of co-creators Maureen Bahn and Frances Gay, a dry creek bed and new plantings have solved a long-standing problem of poor drainage and flooding in that area.  Adam Ambrose, who has also been involved in the creation, planting, and installation of the dry creek bed, did the grading and laying of stones.  All of the original perennials, including the Annabelle hydrangeas and viburnums, were transplanted to the front and sides of the church and are now thriving in their new environment.  In their place surrounding the creek bed are several trees and a mixture of Missouri native plants including bee balm, black-eyed Susan and native grasses.  The garden also has a rock feature that is a continuously flowing fountain donated in memory of Robert Harre, a former Vestry member and Buildings and Grounds Chair.  Bob’s wife, Louise, said that the new garden is an appropriate tribute to Bob since he always loved the outdoors.  Come see the new fountain and garden!