Our gardens offer a peaceful destination for rest, relaxation, and prayer. Shaded benches along winding paths (with wheelchair accessibility) provide a quiet environment for visitors.
There is an arbor in the Gardens that is a lovely location for an outdoor wedding. And the paved areas of the Garden are perfect for an outdoor service of any kind.
And on Easter Sunday morning, the Gardens transform into a wonderland for children as we host our Eggstravaganza each year. Children from the neighborhood, as well as our own, are invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt.
The Gardens of Hope have developed over many years as a place of holiness and beauty. Hope's members and friends in the community are all invited to come to the Gardens to pray, meditate, and commune with God.
Father, may those who visit our gardens find a peaceful and prayerful refuge. They might arrive in need of comfort or courage or to spend time in praise and joy or just to relax in prayerful meditation.
May their spirits be nourished by Your Presence in the Gardens: by the music of the chimes, the rustling of leaves, the sighing of the pines; by birdsong, and the the sighting of a colorful butterfly. And, when our visitors leave, may they go in peace, refreshed by Your Love. Amen.
Support for the Gardens is derived solely from individual donations, memorial gifts, and gardening volunteers. The Gardens embrace earth-friendly practices and are certified as a "Florida-Friendly Landscape" (a University of Florida program) and a "Wildlife Habitat" (a National Wildlife Federation program). If you are interesting in volunteering to work in the Gardens of Hope, contact Molly Griner.