KENNEBUNKPORT — Nearly 100 people gathered today for a garden dedication ceremony in honor of Barbara Bush.

Ganny’s Garden – her grandchildren call her Ganny – is located on a portion of the town green, and features flowers, greens and 17 trees in honor of the Bushes’ 17 grandchildren.

A number of town officials, residents and friends of the Bushes attended the ceremony, along with Sen. Susan Collins and Gov. Paul LePage’s wife, Ann, and son, Paul.

Many speakers shared their memories of Barbara, and after a walk through the garden she thanked all who were there.

“When we first came back after George lost the election, you had a ceremony on this lawn and you made us feel that it was OK to lose and that we were among frineds,” she said. “George Bush and I feel at home here.”

Barbara Bush will help plant additional flowers in the garden this spring.

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