The Garden of Hope:
A place to honor the lives of precious babies lost to miscarriage,
stillbirth, early infant death or abortion.
After many years of planning, praying and raising funds, the vision for the Garden of Hope is now a reality. Praise God! Located in
Lancaster, PA just outside the town of Intercourse off of route 772, the memorial garden provides a tranquil place for guests to grieve the life of their baby and yet celebrate the miraculous seed of
hope left behind. The garden features beautiful walkways with greens and flowering shrubs, a gazebo to sit, relax and reflect, a memorial wall displaying the names of precious babies and the focal
point, a full size, colored bronze sculpture of Jesus holding a tiny baby in his arms while grasping the hand of the mother sitting beside him. As one mother commented, "I lost three babies to
miscarriages many years ago. All these years have past and yet for the first time, I feel like by visiting the garden, reflecting on the sculpture of Jesus and seeing my babies' names on the memorial
wall, I am beginning to heal."
The Garden of Hope is a gift to the community and surrounding areas. It is a gift that came directly from the generous hearts of individuals, churches, ministries and businesses who believed in the vision for the garden. Thousands of dollars worth of materials and hundreds of hours of labor went in to creating the garden.
Open to the public everyday through daylight hours, the garden has already drawn people from all walks of life. Individuals and families come to the garden, see its beauty, feel the healing touch of God and continue to tell others.
Directions: 130 Springhouse Lane, Gordonville PA (Please note this is not the mailing address.) Located in the Watson Run development behind the Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant, visitors can find this tucked-away garden by traveling east on route 340 to the town of Intercourse. The road will split with route 340 going to the left and route 772 going to the right. Bear right taking 772 and follow out of town for approximately 1/2 mile. The entrance for Watson Run development and Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant will be on the right. After entering, drive straight ahead and park at the brown stone Community Building. The Garden of Hope is located just a short walk over the small knob.
If you are interested in ordering a memorial plaque for a baby that has been lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death or abortion, or if you would like more information on the garden please visit the Garden of Hope website at www.LancasterGardenOfHope.com