The Sudie Williams TAG outdoor garden is a wonderful place for our students to explore and learn about nature first hand. The garden is maintained by volunteers from the school and members of the surrounding community. Families and community members were invited this year to share in our school garden at our October 26th, Sip -N- See.

For you little gardener and lover of trees, I have only a small gift. Here is set G for Galadriel, but it may stand for garden in your tongue. In this box there is earth from my orchard, and such blessing as Galadriel has still to bestow is upon it. It will not keep you on your road, nor defend you against any peril; but if you keep it and see your home again at last, then perhaps it may reward you. Though you should find all barren and laid waste, there will be few gardens in Middle-earth that will bloom like your garden, if you sprinkle this earth there. Then you may remember Galadriel, and catch a glimpse far off of Lórien, that you have seen only in our winter. For our spring and our summer are gone by, and they will never be seen on earth again save in memory.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

When I go into the garden with a spade and dig a bed I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A thrumming of piano-strings beyond the gardens and through the elms. At length the melody steals into my being. I know not when it began to occupy me. By some fortunate coincidence of thought or circumstance I am attuned to the universe, I am fitted to hear, my being moves in a sphere of melody, my fancy and imagination are excited to an inconceivable degree. This is no longer the dull earth on which I stood.

Henry David Thoreau

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Friends Are The Flowers In The Garden Of Life

Mary Engelbreit

“The garden of Dr. Harden was full of sunshine and bosomed with Japanese magnolia trees dropping pink tears over the grass.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, I'd Die for You and Other Lost Stories

A special thanks to all our organizers