Park & Tilford’s Native Garden welcomes visitors to linger under the shady space that is dense with plants native to the Pacific Northwest coastal forests. Surrounded by the rustling sound of leaves high above me, I enjoy the serenity of a garden that offers quiet contemplation and respite. I am not alone for I have come to see the Squamish Nation Totem Exhibit, Eagle & Woman carved by Cody Mathias, a third-generation carver, and member of the Squamish Nation. I have read that he found his calling by watching his grandfather and father carving totem poles.
Join me on a stroll through the Native Garden and experience Eagle & Woman’s gentle embrace, before walking across the wooden bridge to emerge into the sunlight, refreshed with renewed energy.