The St. Mary Anne’s Gardeners care for our historic churchyard including the Memorial Garden, flower beds, rose gardens, and container plantings.
We honor and respect God’s creation and the generations of believers who have worshiped here for over 300 years. Our small historic church, with its well-cared for grounds, is a witness to God’s love and presence here.
If you enjoy gardening and want to help care for our churchyard, please contact Sande Taylor.
The Green Team and the parish of St. Mary Anne’s believe that all of us are called through a covenant with God to be stewards of creation.
We at St. Mary Anne’s are blessed with five acres of land along the tidal North East River. The Green Team is working to help the parish exercise good stewardship of this land along with the water and air that sustains all life on Earth. We are continually seeking ways to reduce our use of non-renewable resources, both as individuals and as a parish.
The Green Team has established a small native-plant pollinator garden, which uses a rain barrel for watering, and has erected two bat boxes on poles near the river to attract bats. We are planning a mini-park in the parish’s dock area and are investigating the pros and cons of planting large native trees in the churchyard to replace those lost in recent years to disease and storms. The parish has an active recycling program, and is reviewing a proposal to replace its many fluorescent lights with LEDs. The St. Mary Anne’s Green Team is a Partner Congregation of the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake.