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Gardens of Hope

A garden growing in support of others needing respite and hope

Springtime in the Gardens of Hope

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Bruce MacNaughton

Here are a few photos that were taken by Katherine MacLaine this week in our gardens. 

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." ~ Lady Bird Johnson


The Gardens of Hope Respite Cottage

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Bruce MacNaughton

In 2004, a vision was created to form The Country Gardens Foundation of Hope, Inc. large part of its vision is to build a “Respite Cottage” within the Gardens of Hope located in New Glasgow, PEI. These spacious 12 acre gardens were created for Islanders and visitors alike to enjoy the natural beauty of Prince Edward Island. An old Catholic Chapel called St. Joseph's , located at the entrance to the National Park in Cavendish, was moved to its present location within the Gardens of Hope.

With the renovations now complete, the “Respite Cottage” is a place of rest, hope and renewed spirit.  The cottage is made available for individuals, families, or caregivers coping with the effects of a life threatening illness. It is also made available to caregivers and those ministering to others who themselves are experiencing compassion fatigue.

 The Purpose of The Respite Cottage

Our hope and prayer is that the garden setting of the Respite Cottage will allow those who visit or stay to be ministered to by nature's beauty.

The cottage provides a warm and comfortable environment. It is a space designed for peace and tranquility.

Who Can Use The Cottage?

Individuals who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and are well enough to travel are welcome to stay at The Cottage for up to one week.

Caregivers and those ministering to others who themselves are experiencing compassion fatigue.

Non-Profit human service organizations for small gatherings or meetings.


Gathering Around the Fireplace


View of the Kitchen from Loft Bedroom 



Dining Room 


Quilted Comforts




The Cottage is wheelchair accessible.

The Cottage is able to sleep 6-7 individuals comfortably.

Two washrooms; one fully wheelchair accessible.

Fireplace, Open Kitchen, Decks.

Dishes and bedding provided.

When Is the Cottage Available?

The Cottage is available year round.

Please make your inquiries here: or

Thank you for your interest.

July Bouquet

Posted on July 14, 2018 by Katherine MacLaine





Hoping for Spring

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Katherine MacLaine

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



Let it Snow

Posted on December 23, 2017 by Katherine MacLaine



Quiet on the Clyde

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Katherine MacLaine

"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go" ~Lori Deschene


October Frost, photos by Katherine MacLaine

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Katherine MacLaine

Prince Edward Island Visual Arts Festival 2017

Posted on August 19, 2017 by Bruce MacNaughton

Photos by Katherine MacLaine




A Summer Stroll

Posted on July 29, 2017 by Katherine MacLaine

Take a Visual Stroll Through The Gardens of Hope, photography by Katherine MacLaine. 


Blue Morpho, Gardens of Hope, Prince Edward Island

Posted on July 29, 2017 by Bruce MacNaughton
Blue Morpho