“The Memorial Garden”, 7 Paseo De San Antonio Rd off of Hwy 165 in the Village – Las Placitas Presbyterian Church (LPPC)
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church (LPPC) has historical significance in the community with a connection to the Las Huertas Land Grant settlement in the Village. The Memorial Garden is a columbarium garden located on the east side of the church.
“Early church services were held in the same one-room adobe house used from 1893 until 1900 as the Presbyterian Mission school.” A new church was built in the same location in 1930. The LPPC church now hosts a pre-school, and the children have access to a shady large southwest facing playground.
The Memorial Garden serves as a demonstration garden for several species of trees, shrubs, and other native plants.The garden is maintained by a dedicated committee of church members and Sandoval County Master Gardeners. The tranquil Memorial Garden is open to the public for meditative strolls and for sitting on stone benches under shade. This garden has access to the Village acequia irrigation system.