UTS Memorial Garden
07 Feb, 2022 - Natasha West
The UTS Memorial Garden was established by Rookwood General Cemetery and the University of Technology Sydney in 2018 to remember who have generously donated their bodies to the UTS Body Donation Program. The garden is a site where families of donors can reflect on the memories of their loved one all year round and at an annual remembrance and 'thank you' ceremony.
The main sculpture (located in Zone F) was designed and made by Everlon Bronze. It represents the "circle of life" and purity of purpose. The steel tree panels were designed by Jessica Fay. The sculpture is a tree -which comes in flower at the remembrance and thankyou ceremony as people place flowers on the panels. The garden pathways are an infinity symbol to represents the never-ending renewal of life. The Rookwood General Cemetery staff designed the landscape plan.
The inscription reads: In remembrance of the men and women who have made a unique contribution to the advancement of medicine and science by donating their bodies to the University of Technology Sydney.