Birney Memorial Rose Garden
The Birney Memorial Rose Garden, originally “The Sun Court,” was dedicated in 1942 to honor
Alice Birney as the co-founder of National PTA.
This historic garden is situated on the, now, Marietta Middle School campus.
At the center of the court there is a sun dial and it is surrounded by square, stone slabs representing each of the 50 state PTA's.
Outlining the courtyard are garden beds showcasing a wide variety of roses.
Donations are accepted to help with the maintenance and repair cost. Most recently, Daisy Darling/artist, Melissa Snyder, created a beautiful illustration which has been made into notecards and a limited-edition print to help offset expenses of stone repair. These items can be purchased online through the Marietta Daisies website at mariettadaisies.wixsite.com/gardenclub/birney-rose-garden.
“Our organization [GA PTA] could not be more proud of this national landmark in Marietta, GA. The amazing blooms remind us of the much-needed community of support that is essential to help educate our children and watch them blossom to their full potential. This garden is a lovely memorial to one of our children’s greatest advocates, Alice McClellan Birney,“ states Karen Hallacy, past Georgia
Artwork: Birney Memorial Rose Garden — Melissa Snyder, artist; Courtesy of Marietta Daisies Garden Club
For More Information, Contact:
Gail Bailey, Project Chairman
The Birney Memorial Rose Garden Marietta Daisies Garden Club