Peace Garden

The function of a peace garden is similar to that of sacred space. It is a reminder to slow down, take a deep breath, and remember what’s ultimately important. It can be as small as a container on your kitchen table, a corner of your garden or a large community garden where people can gather to celebrate. If it is to be a community garden, start with permission from the property owner if it’s private land or the proper elected authorities if it’s public land. Be sure to have a solid plan and try to get sponsors like local garden centers, garden maintenance companies etc. Involve the press to gain support and recruit volunteers. When finished, the community can use the space to celebrate holidays, host small concerts or simply as a destination to enjoy solitude or in small groups to enjoy serene moments.

No matter how big or how small, Your garden will be a perfect place for meditation, reflection and sharing. I hope you find the photos below inspiring!

a moment of mindfulness

serenity now

succulent water garden with blue glass pebbles

personal stress free zone

tranquility for two

grass stools using old tires for community garden

mosaic paths are a great community project

mosaic art used on a wall

Decking and water features also great community projects

Decking and water features also great community projects

community garden in a derelict site

community garden in a derelict site

edible peace garden

edible peace garden

small community garde

small community garden

peace garden in Hawaii depicting our Milky Way Galaxy

peace garden in Hawaii depicting our Milky Way Galaxy