Garden of Hope and Faith Walk
HISTORY AND PURPOSE
Located on the grounds of Centennial Road Church, and funded entirely by an anonymous donor, the garden is approximately one acre in size and replicates the original Garden of Hope in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visitors can enjoy the quiet environment while surrounded by the beautiful ponds, waterfall, rocks, flowers and statues of Jesus. 17 Gardens of Hope exist in the United States and one in Romania. The garden at Centennial Road Church is the only one located in Canada. The goal of this garden and faith walk is to be a place of reflection and healing, comfort and joy, and meditation for everyone in the community and visitors from afar.
Hours of Operation
1,000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trails launched as a regional tourism initiative in the spring of 2015. The Garden of Hope and Faith Walk is one of nine participants on this regional tour within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Visit their story map to see all of the gardens on the trail and plan your tour.
Engraved bronze plaques are being placed throughout the Garden by patrons and Friends of the Garden. This may be done in memory of a loved one, or as an expression of faith. The proceeds from the sale of these plaques go to the Garden Perpetual Care fund. A variety of sizes are available.
This garden is funded by the generous donations and bequests given through Garden patrons and community supporters. If you are interested in finding out more or making a donation, please contact the church office at 613-345-3424.
The garden is open daily from May to October to the public. In addition, the Amphitheater and Garden are available for weddings and social gatherings, or as a unique location for small group meetings and musical functions. You can also arrange for a guided tour of the Garden by calling the church office at 613-345-3424.
This wonderful idea comes to us from a former Garden Committee Board Member, Sherrie Davis. You can help to keep
the bronze statues in this garden shining bright and reflecting God’s glory by adopting a statue! You can be of part
of this amazing ministry by volunteering to clean and polish one statue. Training and supplies will be provided. This
is a great chance for families or friends to come together in service. We would love to hear from you! Please contact
Diana at 613-865-8567.