Carmel Clay Historical Society

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 Located at 211 1st Street S.W., Carmel, IN 46032



The purpose is to provide an attractive and educational garden located on the grounds of the Historical Society.

History of Committee

The committee started in 2005 as a project to help out with one bed located on the grounds. We have provided signage with the various plants and have also put in a prairie garden.

CCHS monarch chrysalis, September 9, 2019


Through much dedicated work from our volunteers, the garden at Carmel Clay Historical Society is now certified as a Monarch Waystation.  Summer 2020 saw the installation of the sculpture by Scott Osborn depicting the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. All 2nd grade students in the Carmel School District visit the Depot and walk through the garden as they learn about “change.”


We meet in the Spring to clean up the garden after winter and prepare it for new mulch and annuals. Volunteers sign up to be responsible to weed, deadhead and water, if necessary, over a week’s time. In the Fall the garden is put to bed for the winter.

Photo updates from 2020:

New Art Sculpture – Life Cycle of a Monarch

Transplanting Perennials to make way for a new building

Transplanting Perennials to make way for a new building

New Plantings in Spring of 2020:






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