"But your little Alexandra, so fragile and brief in her time
here, is unfolding and developing in that great garden yonder.
Surely it must be so and I have wondered if a larger garden with
its finer opportunities would not more adequately represent her
-Margaret C. Ferguson, in a 1920 memo to Mr. and Mrs. Severance,
regarding the garden they gave to Wellesley College in memory of their
six-year-old daughter, Alexandra. The Alexandra Botanic Garden and the
Hunnewell Arboretum today contain more that a thousand beautiful, rare,
and valuable plants.