The Remembrance Garden of Greater Providence is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and support to families in our community grieving the horrific loss of a child. The memorial garden is a place where parents, grandparents, siblings, and all family members and friends can come together to support each other and it is a permanent memorial to our beloved children.
Each year the Remembrance Garden offers families the opportunity to have new names engraved on the stone walkway as a timeless memorial to the children they have lost. The garden helps families to share and transform their pain and sorrow into healing and hope.
We broke ground on June 11, 2011 to build this beautiful memorial garden in downtown Providence. It is a labor of love dedicated to honoring the memory our beloved children who left us too soon. We are grateful to the dedicated group of bereaved parents who worked through a number of design and logistical challenges along the way, including recruiting a football team to assist with the hard digging. Thank you to the City of Providence for donating the site along the beautiful Providence River.
The garden was conceived with environmental sustainability in mind. The fountain is fed from an underground tank below, which also collects rain water that is constantly recycled.* Butterfly bushes and other local perennials attract butterflies and birds as they provide a beautiful and sustainable garden scape.
We hope visitors to the Remembrance Garden find peace and comfort in this beautiful spot. Please take time to read the names of the nearly 450 children who are memorialized here. May their light always shine as we keep them forever in our hearts.
*Please note: The water in the fountain is chlorinated and is not safe for people or pets to drink.