Moos Sunken Garden

Pause and enjoy the beauty of nature at this memorial for Fairchild Life Member, Mrs. Catherine Moos, and her husband, Joseph. After Mrs. Moos passed away in 1947, her daughter and grandson visited the Garden and picked this desirable location for a memorial. The Garden’s landscape architect, William Lyman Phillips, designed the Sunken Garden in the summer of 1948 to honor Mrs. Moos. This area was a natural hole where the sea had washed soil away from the soft limestone rock, creating a depression. Phillips deepened it and added ferns and other rock-loving plants to create a lovely, quiet area for reflection. A small pool and waterfall were also added. Many of the original botanicals in the Sunken Garden came from Mrs. Moos’s garden.