The Meditation Garden, built in 2008, was designed to be a place of prayer and respite in the middle of a busy campus and bustling city. As our campus has grown, our needs have changed for this space and updates are due in 2017. To ensure this tranquil space continues to serve its original purpose and meet the needs of our expanded campus, we are working with a local company, Elizabeth Herrington Design, to update the Meditation Garden. Seating will be made more accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, and elders. Plants will be chosen that are native to Minnesota and chosen to fit the size of our space. The Fountain will be redesigned to make room for new additions. The Garden will display a variety of smells, textures, and colors to stimulate the senses. The updated design will incorporate areas to attract bees and butterflies. Along with the updates, only environmentally-friendly “green” products will be used for tending the garden.
Meet the Gardeners
Elizabeth Herrington Design is a small, family-owned business of three people. Liz, the owner and founder, her daughter, Lea, and partner, Paschal. Lea and Paschal, along with a small crew of workers, will make up the garden update crew. Any of the team will gladly answer questions you may have, but we ask you to remember they are working on a tight time schedule. For more about the company, visit: www.elizabethherringtondesign.com.
This project will begin late May and complete by fall. As you can imagine, this is a large project. The Meditation Garden benefits residents, staff, and hundreds of family and friends who enter through it each day to visit residents and patients in our TCU. If this is something you would be interested in supporting, please contact Mary Clem about making a donation: 651-632-8855. You may also make a check out to Episcopal Homes Foundation with Meditation Garden in the memo and mail it to 490 E Lynnhurst, Saint Paul, MN 55104. Online giving is also an option: CLICK HERE to make a donation.