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The Joan Simmons Memorial Garden

For 30 years, one of our Residents, Joan Simmons, brought her neighbours at Platts Lane together through her passion for gardening. Joan toiled endlessly on a strictly volunteer basis making the Platts Lane Community Garden a place where everyone was welcome, a place where everyone could learn, and embrace the outdoors. It was a place to laugh, and a place to cry, a place where there was always someone to chat with. Only weeks before BlueStone Properties dedicated the garden to Joan, she passed away at her home, 251 Platts Lane.

Joan is with us in spirit each and every time we smell a flower or pick a tomato.