The Shaheen Memorial Garden
The Shaheen Memorial Garden was established in 2018 adjacent to the Central New York Conservancy's home, 1641 Genesee Street in Utica. The Conservnacy's headquarters, and the adjacent lot at the corener of Geneseee Street and the Parkway on which this garden stands, were given to the Conservancy as a gift of the family of Dr. Albert Shaheen .
This beautiful circular garden is comprised of five smaller gardens representing Dr. Shaheen's children, and each component contains colorful seasonal annuals and perennials, some donated by Dr. Shaheen's former co-workers, patients, friends, and family members. The centerpiece of the gardenis a three-dimensional sculpture, Cradle for the Moon, designed artist Nell Harrison Russell of Rome, NY. The sculpture was originally commissioned by Dr. Shaheen in 1970 and has graced the property ever since, for many years in front of the building.