Look closely at the photo to the left, you’ll see that the white stones around the tree are formed in the shape of a heart and you’re about to find out why! There’s few things in life that touch me as much as this type of story and memorial.
Welcome to the Children’s Memorial Tree Garden. There’s a planted tree for every soul lost by a grieving parent complete with a child’s name upon a plaque along with a short message, teddy bear or other keepsake remembrance at the base of each loving tree. Upon finding this site I was unaware of its true meaning thinking that it was just another wayside park beside a boat ramp… WOW, was I surprised and soon choked up having to hold back tears. I truly hope that you never have to come here to plant a tree for a lost loved one but do ask that you drop by and pay respect to those others who weren’t so fortunate.
You can find this tribute to the children whose lives have been cut short on US-1 Mile Marker 90.6 bayside beside the Tavernier Creek Marina. Though their earthly lives have ended, the trees in their memories live on… “They Will Be Remembered”!