Life Celebration

A Place To Celebrate, Meditate, Remember and Rest

Return by Ann BernhardtThe Life Celebration Garden is a serene, circular space anchored by two sculptures and embraced and protected by oak trees–a place to celebrate, meditate, remember and rest.

Return, a rhythmic basalt stone skillfully carved, smoothed, and polished by Ann Bernhardt, anchors the Life Celebration Garden and evokes a window to imagination and reflection.

Celebration by Allen Root

Celebration is the brainchild of Allen Root and his team at Ferromobius, a sculpture evocative of the movement of water. The circles within the sculpture suggest the ripples that form when a pebble is dropped in calm waters and represents the interrelationship of all living things. The polished metal inner circle medallions offer a place to “celebrate” our loved ones with an engraving.

Your engraving may be reserved by returning the Life Celebration Form with your paymentTwo inscription lines are available per medallion, each no more than 19 characters, including spaces. Because this is a living memory sculpture, no dates are allowed.  Each medallion can be purchased for $375. See engraving examples.

Proceeds from your medallion donation will be shared equally between Hospice Partners of the Central Coast and the Botanical Garden. Both non-profits reserve the right to approve the inscription.

Life Celebration Garden by Ron Kindig

You may make an honor or memorial gift without purchasing a medallion by returning the completed Donation Form (Word Document)(PDF) with payment. Or, donate online and include additional information (honoree name and a name and address tor acknowledgment) by selecting “Add special instructions to the seller” during the review of your donation page. For more information please contact us at