Margaret Olley Memorial Garden

Margaret Olley’s famous Duxford Street home studio featured a beautiful garden which reflected her love of flowers and plants as subject matter for her painting. This inspired the development of the Margaret Olley Memorial Garden at the Gallery.

Situated in the grounds of the Gallery and capitalising on the stunning location, the Memorial Garden is a living tribute to the artist and a wonderful complement to the Margaret Olley Art Centre.

Margaret Olley Art Centre memorial garden

Margaret Olley Memorial Garden bench

Margaret’s ashes are interred here in the Garden, marking a fitting final resting place in the grounds of the Gallery’s Margaret Olley Art Centre.

Designed by 2 local landscape architects, Dan Plummer and Belinda Smith, of Plummer & Smith, the Memorial Garden cleverly incorporates aspects of Margaret's home studio, including the paved terraces which mimic the patterns of the many kilims in her studio.

There are seating areas for reflection near the memorial site marking the location of Margaret's final resting place.

The Memorial Garden provides additional usable outdoor space for the many visitors to enjoy the views of the Tweed landscape.

Margaret Olley Memorial Garden path