The Dr. Richard M. Shiff Garden

In 1991 the “new” Plymouth Public Library opened its doors to a spacious, beautiful interior and a large walled garden space at the back of the library.  A generous memorial gift dedicated by the Richard Shiff estate gave the space a name and a lovely granite bench. 

Many events have taken place in the Dr. Richard M. Shiff Garden from story times to art shows to events like Foundation appreciation dinners. During these many years the “ garden” had few plants and no shade.  We invite you to join in our fund-raising activities to spruce up the garden so patrons can enjoy reading, studying, meeting and relaxing with friends on benches under shade trees and surrounded by colorful flowers. Scroll down to see photos of our progress. But we need more!

Purchase bulbs now.
Fall planting for Spring blossoms!

You may also choose to support the garden with a direct donation:

Garden Tour 2024

Our 2nd Annual Garden Tour was another success thanks to our fabulous gardeners, sponsors, exhibitors, partners and volunteers.

Visit our Flickr site to see photos from this event.

The Dr. Richard M. Shiff Garden

How it Started

How it’s Going

Our Vision for the Future