After seven 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
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