In Memoriam

Dedications, Memorial Plantings, and Sherwood Gardens Endowments

Sherwood Gardens offers community members the opportunity to honor and remember friends and loved ones through the planting of a tree or a flower bed. Planting a tree or a flower bed is an act of direct benefit to all, inspiring energy and courage, while carrying forward the name of those memorialized in a living, vital way that grows grander with the years. To maintain the gardens as a natural place for recreation for members of the community, we no longer allow for permanent memorial plaques or signage. To honor your friend or loved one, we will add their name, biography, and a picture of the gift to this memorial page, for all to see.

If you are interested in a garden dedication or making a donation to Sherwood Gardens in memory of a loved one, please contact officemanager@guilfordassociation.org or 410-889-1717

To those that have generously donated flowers, trees or financial gifts to Sherwood Gardens in honor of a friend or loved one, thank you for supporting our work. This page captures these generous donations made to Sherwood Gardens and the memories of those being honored.
Dorothy “Dottie” Barnett

A memorial stone was placed in Sherwood Gardens in honor of Dorothy “Dottie” Barnett. Dottie left this world in January 2002. Dottie loved Sherwood Gardens and played a key role in getting the Sherwood Gardens summer flowers program started and established. Dottie grew up in New York, moved to California, where she met her husband Bruce, before she moved to Baltimore. Dottie may be remembered when visiting the stone, or in the summer, when viewing the beautiful summer flowers.

Bonnie Bush

A memorial tree was planted in honor of Bonnie Bush. Bonnie Bush was a professional artist and restorationist in Baltimore. She put her many talents to work when she restored the historic Grace and St. Peter’s Church in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore after significant damage from a winter storm. Bonnie’s love and affinity for tulips and Sherwood Gardens inspired a group of friends to plant a dogwood tree in her memory. Bonnie is loved and remembered, especially when she is visited through her tree at Sherwood Gardens.

Chang Goodwin

A memorial tree was planted in honor of Chang Goodwin, a lifelong resident of Guilford. Mr. Goodwin taught Geography at Gillman and always flew flags of countries the United States had diplomatic relations with on those countries’ special days, like Independence Day. Mr. Chang was a gentle and kind person. He was known by neighbors for walking around the garden each day with his wife and their Cavalier King Charles, always wearing a bowtie and jacket. Collogues planted an evergreen to honor the memory of Chang Goodwin.

Dr. Andrew Michael Munster

A memorial tree was planted in honor of Dr. Andrew Michael Munster, a man who accomplished many things in his lifetime. Dr. Munster was born in Hungary, attended medical school in Sydney, and was trained as a surgeon in London and Boston. Dr. Munster volunteered for the U.S. Army medical core during Vietnam war and brought many burn victims back to states for treatment at the Brooke Army Medical Center. He spent six months in the Himalayas working and trekking. Dr. Munster was a professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, the Directory of Baltimore Regional Burn Center, and was a guest lecturer all over the world.

Beverly Quinones

A memorial tree was planted in honor of Beverly Quinones, a great friend, tireless worker, and an important benefactor of Sherwood Gardens. Beverly studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and was a professional singer during her years in Washington, singing at the inaugural balls for Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, and Ford. She and her husband of 44 years moved to Guilford in 1973. Beverly was actively involved in the community, welcoming new neighbors, writing as the Guilford Columnist for the Messenger, and presiding over the Holiday Party committee from 1993 to 2012. While she was an important part of the community, she was at her best when out with Carlos, celebrating their anniversary on Valentine’s Day at the Engineers club. Beverly is remembered by her family and those that visit the Magnolia tree at Sherwood Gardens.

Dr. Judith Amsterdam – Memorial Garden in 2009
Dr. Toni Shippenberg-Stein – 2 dogwood trees plot 14 2014

If your dedication is missing we apologize and ask that you help us correct the error by contacting our Office Manager at 410-889-1717. Thank you.