Sears Park

Sears Park

In the mid-1800s, the land which is now Sears Park Garden, located in the triangle at the intersection of Main and Seaview Street, was given to the town by Richard Sears. From the minutes of the town meeting in 1867: “The town voted to erect a monument in the memory of our soldiers who fell in the late Rebellion for $1,500.”  The marble obelisk is inscribed with “in memory of those that fell in the Rebellion of 1861 to 1865.” One side lists seven names of war heroes, and the other side lists the names, ages and details about the wounded and death of six local veterans who died during the Civil War.  

The Chatham Garden Club has maintained the park for many years and in January 2020, the club was inspired to redesign the garden to focus environmentally sustainable, pollinator friendly and native plants.  (With the occasional annual for pops of color!)  The parks and recreation and public works departments tore out all the existing plant material, removed soil and invasives, upgraded the electrical conduit and added a new well and irrigation system. Once that was completed, the Garden Club and other volunteers planted trees, shrubs and perennials.  The re-design took a lot of collaboration, work and effort, and the result is a magnificent garden of which we are very proud.  Come stop by and select your seat on a bench and watch the world stroll by.   


Representative Plantings


Azalea Delaware Valley White

Clethra Sugartina

Fairy Rose

Hydrangea Bobo

Hydrangea Let's Dance Rhym. Blue

Hydrangea Little Honey

Hydrangea Pea

Hydrangea Pee Wee

Taxus Tauntonii

Viburnum Conoy

Viburum Snowflake


Tuberosa Orange

Aster Blue Star Aster Monk

Aster Stokes Blue Danube

Astilbe Bridal Veil

Daisy Becky

Daisy Broadway Light

Geranium Rozanne

Geum Totally Tangerine

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