The AIDS Memorial Garden, located on Nature Trail Dr. in Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, North Carolina, was developed in 1997 by two Senior Girl Scouts, Erica Brady and Carrie Watson, as their Girl Scout Gold Award Project. It was realized through donations by local agencies and individuals and with many hours of hard work by volunteers.
In subsequent years many improvements have been made to the Garden by members of HOPE (HIV Outreach Programs and Education), members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem and other volunteers. Most recently, members of the PRIDE Team Member Network of Wells Fargo & Co. have provided maintenance and improvements for the Garden.
The Garden serves as a memorial to those lost to AIDS, a place of solace for those living with or affected by the disease, and an inspiration for those continuing to work for progress against HIV/AIDS. It is located in a grassy area shaded by pecan trees and is adorned with, a variety of flowering plants, shrubbery, ferns, small trees, stone benches, and two birdbaths.
A brick path winds through the Garden and contains many engraved bricks honoring or memorializing individuals or groups. Additional engraved bricks may be ordered and added to the path for a nominal charge. A garden pamphlet with more information and a brick order form is located at the entrance to the garden.