2009

The Footprint Garden

Near the Visitors Pavilion, a garden was set up in the shape of a footprint and planted with butterfly-attracting vegetation. This garden symbolises our participation in the worldwide concern about the earth’s dwindling natural resources due to human exploitation. The increasing concern today is that if nothing changes, the resources’ shrinking will prevent their regeneration. The garden represents the ‘ecological footprint’ concept, which proposes a method to measure natural resource consumption by each and every one of us, and demonstrates the inability of the earth to provide these resources in the long term.

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Accessibility

Physically Disabled in the Gardens

Many trails traverse the Memorial Gardens. We recommend this route, but you
can choose to walk another route.

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Sustainability

The Footprint Garden

The term ‘ecological footprint’ is taking shape in the western part of the Visitors Pavilion. A large gardening plot shaped like a foot lies in the middle of the area, with the heel pointing north, and the five toes, as one unit – to the south.

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Dining Here

Dining-The Picnic Site

The picnic area is located near the secondary parking lot. You are welcome to spend time there before or after your tour of the Gardens.

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