The new garden dedicated recently at UNC was the culmination of two years of emotional work led largely by students. It is a tribute to Eve Carson, the student body president gunned down in a residential roadway in March 2008.
Situated just to the west of Polk Place and behind the Campus Y, the Eve Carson Garden is intended to offer a place for reflection to honor Carson and all UNC students who die before graduating.
The garden sits under a massive oak tree and includes a semi-circular sitting area and a low, flat wall inscribed with one of Carson’s favorite quotations.
Jill Coleman, a landscape architect with UNC, led the planning and design of the garden. She spoke with the Chapel Hill News about that process. Here are excerpts.