Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting
Now – April 2019
Artist Name: Andrew Carson
Title of Piece: Small Galaxy
Media: glass and metal
Dimensions: 6'H x ???"W x ???"D
Retail Price: Not For Sale
Statement: This kinetic wind sculpture is on loan by the Jones Family in honor of Peter M. Jones, patron of the Arts and Gardens.
A Tribute to Peter Jones
July 16, 1940 to December 27, 2017
By Sally Sandler
On a bright spring afternoon in April, family and friends filled the Lawn Garden to celebrate the late Peter Michael Mytton Jones, who passed away at his Escondido home on December 27, 2017.
Peter began volunteering at San Diego Botanic Garden in 2006 and became a docent in 2007. During that time, he earned the respect admiration of all who knew him, and was a major force in Garden improvement and growth. He co-anchored and developed the Garden Beautification Teams, helped restore the Bamboo Garden to its new beauty, and encouraged countless volunteers to help in important Garden areas. He financed numerous projects and expertly spearheaded committees. In addition, Peter brought his passion for the arts to the work he did for the ArtFest each spring.
Perhaps Peter’s greatest contribution was the dedication he and his late wife, Margaret, brought to incoming volunteers. For several years, they taught the quarterly Volunteer Orientation Program, representing for countless new recruits the voice and heart and soul of the Garden they had loved. Peter and Margaret themselves met as docents at San Diego Botanic Garden and quickly become members of the Garden family.
Like other “Garden Greats” before him, Peter Jones will long be remembered and his presence felt in the magical place that became his home away from home.
Banner Photo: Nick Ruddick
Photo of Peter: Courtesy of the Jones Family