Wildflower Woods & Memory Garden

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Just to the right (east) of the entry path from the gate


A circular memorial plaza, including a commissioned kinetic sculpture donated by Rita and the late Pat Crooks. The plaza is surrounded by a grove of diverse birches, ferns, and Marathon County blue stone boulders. The rest of the wildflower woods consists of native trees and understory plants, with trails paved using stabilized aggregate from Kafka Granite. It’s a peaceful place to sit and read, have lunch, sip a coffee or lemonade, or simply contemplate the natural environment around you. 

Our garden kaleidoscope is located in the southeast corner of this garden; spin the bowl, look through one of the eyepieces and be dazzled by the swirling patterns of many colors.


Craig A. Rowe, PLA

Special thanks to

The many donors who had trees and shrubs planted in memory of loved ones, who underwrote memorial benches and who contributed toward the acquisition and placement of the boulders. Their names are on plaques and tags around the Garden. The Robert W. Baird & Co. Foundation and the Wausau Marathon County Parks Foundation, Inc., sponsored the informational kiosk.

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Oct 23
Have you checked out our Kaleidoscope lately?

Have you checked out our Kaleidoscope lately?

Maybe you have seen that gyroscope-looking sculpture in the southeast corner of our Wildflower Woods area and wondered what is was. It is our Garden Kaleidoscope and it is the only one in about a hundred-mile radius. It was installed in September, 2017 and was built by Robert Anderson of (more)
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