On October 17, 2008, the Music Department at the University of California, Riverside, held a dedication ceremony for the Philip Brett Memorial Peace Garden. Brett was instrumental in moving the Music Department into the ARTS building and it is fitting that his memorial garden is also located there.
Philip was an artist who loved gardening, and the Philip Brett Memorial Peace Garden, in the style of a traditional Japanese dry garden and designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Dr. Takeo Uesugi, is a place that he would himself have loved. Here, his legacy is honored, and the garden serves as a living testimony to his accomplishments and his exemplary service to music, musicology, and the University of California. It would honor him greatly to know that the garden serves as an inspiration to others to uphold his standard of aesthetic and intellectual service and contribution.
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