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Flagstaff Children’s Garden

Submitted by Jesse Stemmler

Client: City of Flagstaff, JLB Project

Location: Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team


Artisan Metal Works

Artisan Metal Works


Andrew Frost

Landscape Architect

Jesse Stemmler


The Flagstaff Children’s Garden is a playful, whimsical garden that celebrates children of our community that we have lost too soon. Similar to a ribbon in form, the design for the garden undulates and weaves within the native Kaibab Limestone, hills and groves of Ponderosa pines of the site. The main thread of the garden is composed of steel elements.

Depending on their context, the steel takes on a different function – an entry archway, a way-finding element, a kinetic sculpture. The elements culminate into a a colorful memorial dedicated to the children of Flagstaff.