The Garden is celebrating 25 years of serving the community! Community members are invited to attend The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens, 25th Anniversary on Friday, June 9, at 5 pm at the Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley Street, Northampton).

The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens provides support to grieving young people, ages 5 – 18, and their families following the death of someone close, including parents, siblings, other family members, or friends. The Garden offers an onsite program for the whole family and supports area schools with an outreach program. There are no limits on how, where, or when the death occurred.

There will also be a free art exhibit for Art with Heart, a collaboration between local grieving youth, their caregivers, and area professional artists. Art with Heart, the vision of Shelly Bathe Lenn, the bereavement coordinator at The Garden, paired local grieving youth and caregivers with artists to create art as an expression of grief. Children ages 5 to 18 participated in workshops held in May and October.

To learn more about The Garden or Art with Heart, visit

When June 9, 2023
5:00 pm


Northampton Center for the Arts
33 Hawley Street