"Nothing is more the child of art than a garden."-- Sir Walter Scott
It is with a heavy heart I write to you today on behalf of Timothy Knapp and the Topiary Park of Columbus, Ohio. Many of you have asked, “What may I do?” or “How may I help?” Today I am writing to ask you to help create a memorial for our dear Timothy.
I have been working in cooperation with The Friends of the Topiary Park (501 3C nonprofit) designing a significant memorial garden to be installed at the northeast entrance to the park. We plan to dedicate the memorial garden on September 1, 2012. The memorial garden for Tim will have topiary features and be a significant enhancement to the beauty of the park, which was historically called the Old Deaf School Park. (You can read more about this beautiful place at http://www.topiarygarden.org Additionally, some of you may not know that Tim was a writer and poet. He wrote poetry almost every day of our life together and one of his poems will be incorporated into the garden.
Many of you have already sent donations to the park, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would like to give all of our friends the opportunity to participate in the memorial garden if you so choose. Donations can also be made to “Friends of the Topiary Park” in memory of Tim Knapp. We are looking to raise about $15000 to make this project happen, so whatever you can give –Will be very much appreciated:
Friends of the Topiary Park 480 E. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215
I would be more than happy to speak with you in more detail about the design of the garden and answer any questions you may have.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love and support you have given Tim in his short life. I thank you for every kind deed, sincere conversation and the precious time you spent in our lives.