Beautification Spot at the Zoo in Memory of Lua Martin

Lua Gallalee Martin was honored by her husband, Gordon G. Martin, and his children, Gordon Martin, Hugh Martin and Lua Wells, when they gathered to see a garden they dedicated in memory of Lua. The new garden is located by the flamingo exhibit and features benches to view the displays of seasonal flowers.

Lua Martin Garden

Lua Martin was a Past President of the Alabama Zoological Society (AZS), where she also served as Secretary and Vice President. In addition, she served as President of the Crestline School PTA, President of the Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library, and worked on the Mountain Brook Junior High and Senior High School Boards. Patty Pendleton, Guest Services Manager, describes Lua Martin as “an outstanding president who reached out into the Zoo world to gather information that would benefit the Birmingham Zoo and the AZS in its role as a supporting organization of the Zoo.”

Lua Martin Garden

“Lua Martin’s legacy lives on through her family and their generous bright spot at the Zoo. It is a beautiful garden for everyone to enjoy the birds and flora,” says Dr. Bill Foster, President and CEO of the Birmingham Zoo.

If you are interested in making a lasting legacy through a memorial gift or through your estate plan, please contact the Development Office at 205.397.3856.