Missouri Botanical Gardens

Garden Seats donated by the DBE in Missouri

English Woodland Garden

A short history to date:   there are THREE benches in the Woodlands.....two dedicated in 1976 with the plaques reading The Daughters of the British Empire.  Records don't show who had made the dedications.  According to long time member of DBE in Missouri Margaret House one was donated by Maisie Burke.  Another one was dedicated in 1984 and the plaque reads James and Betty Langen, Daughters of the British Empire.   A daughter named Lisa was mentioned but it is unclear if it was Lisa who had actually made the dedication. It is thought the parents had moved to Florida.    Two of the benches have been replaced - in 2010 - and the third one is going to be cleaned and refinished.
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