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Gardens of Hope

A garden growing in support of others needing respite and hope

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.

Facilities

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: bruce@preservecompany.com or shirley@preservecompany.com

Thank you for your interest.

Gardens of Hope poem

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Kara Cousins

A poem by Gloria Woolridge 

Misty Morning in the Gardens of Hope

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Bruce MacNaughton

 

This image was caught early one morning by one the guests staying at the Respite Cottage. 

As was this photo...

Natures Lace on display and captured by our guest. 

The Gardens of Hope

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Bruce MacNaughton
 
Located in the heart of New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island, the Gardens of Hope are 12 acres of natural splendour shaped from the hills and shoreline along the River Clyde. The gardens contain an assortment of pathways, outlooks and structures designed to capture the Island’s natural artistry, serenity and glorious country views. This awe-inspiring setting provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals to reflect and rejuvenate their spirit and souls in an environment of natural harmony and tranquility.
 
Established in 2005, the Gardens of Hope is spread over 12 acres of awe-inspiring natural beauty, the likes of which New Glasgow is so well-known for. With the River Clyde serving as a scenic backdrop, the Gardens have some of nature’s most beautiful elements for visitors to enjoy and receive solace from. There are more than 400 different plants and flowers in the Gardens, making each month’s blooming something to look forward to as the colours come to life. In the orchard, apple blossoms and cherry blossoms offer a delicate sense of reflection, and the sea of blue irises by the riverbank can only be described as relaxing. A section called Eagle’s View is one of several seating areas in the Garden, and it is not uncommon for visitors to see an eagle or two taking flight. Besides eagles and Canada geese, the Gardens are home to many more birds. Visiting bird watchers have been known to have been pleasantly surprised by the wide variety they come across in the Gardens.
 
You are invited to visit this unique garden sanctuary, enjoy some of the most spectacular views on Prince Edward Island and let the sights and sounds of nature be sources of peace, refreshment and inspiration.
 
Within the Gardens of Hope, a Respite Cottage has been built as a place of rest for either individuals, families, or caregivers coping with serious life threatening illnesses. It is also made available to caregivers and those who are ministering to others who themselves are experiencing compassion fatigue. The Gardens of Hope Respite Cottage is available at no cost for those who find themselves in need.
 
 
 
If you are interested in being part of our volunteers, supporting our efforts financially, or learning more about Gardens of Hope, drop us an email at: info@gardensofhope.ca 

The Butterfly House

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Bruce MacNaughton

Butterfly House

Located within the Gardens of Hope is a wonderful little greenhouse that is home to imported tropical butterflies from Costa Rica from June to September. There is a small admission charge that goes to support the Butterfly House operations and The Respite Cottage.

We strive to entertain and delight visitors with an array of imported tropical butterflies through outreach, collaboration and education.

 

Butterfly House Hours