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As the Board of Directors continue to pursue the vision of Margaret Sturtevant for the Hughson Arboretum and Gardens, special projects are always in the works.  We encourage the community to participate in any way they can.  You can click on our current and upcoming projects to find out how you can help!

Margarets Patio
Margaret's Patio


Margaret's Patio was a part of Margaret Sturtevant’s vision for the arboretum. This specific area will provide a semi-private sanctuary for people to enjoy peace and relaxation. It will be built in the southwest area, where the existing Arboretum dedication sign is located. The five beautiful pink magnolia trees, planted years ago to represent the five Sturtevant children, will provide the border for the patio. The walkway will be paved with commemorative bricks and a small sitting wall will complete this distinct, special place.

The commemorative bricks are how YOU can become a permanent part of the Arboretum. Your brick can say whatever you would like. It can be in memory of someone passed, your family name(s), a business name, or a special date or occasion. We are offering 2 brick sizes: the 4” x 8” brick has 3 lines of print, up to 18 characters per line and the 8” x 8” brick has 6 lines, up to 18 characters per line. PLEASE NOTE: The size of the font does not change with the larger size brick,  all text will be formatted in the center of each brick.


There is a limited number of bricks available, so be sure to get yours before they’re all gone! If you would like to purchase a brick, please click HERE to begin your order online. You can also print out the order form and mail it with your payment to: PO Box 1345, Hughson, CA 95326.  Your order will not be finalized and processed until payment is received.

We have placed our first brick order and the concrete has been laid!  Construction has officially begun and we are so excited to see Margaret's vision become a reality.  Watch for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for this project in June 2022. Please do not hesitate to contact Mary Valdez at or (209) 202-5555 with any questions.

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4 x 8 bricks: $150

8 x 8 bricks: $300

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