A walkway entering the botanical garden.

About Joy and Gordon Patterson

Joy and Gordon Patterson

Ichi-go Ichi-e
“One time, one meeting”

Gardens have always occupied a special place in our lives.  Nearly fifty years ago we were married in UCLA’s Mathias Botanical Garden.  Our introduction to Florida Tech was a walk beneath these palms.  Later, our son grew up playing here.  Gardens teach us much.  They remind us to cherish the fleeting beauty of the present and our responsibility to the future.  Life is short no matter how long one lives.  It is our hope that this garden will endure as a place of peace and beauty for generations to come.     

- Joy and Gordon Patterson

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