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Gardens of Hope

A garden growing in support of others needing respite and hope

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

A Winter's Walk

Posted on March 03, 2017 by Bruce MacNaughton

Prince Edward Island Winter quote

Do you dread winter? To be honest, sometimes I do. The cold temperatures, the shovelling, the storms, the treacherous driving. I could go on. Do you know what though? Over the last couple of years, something in me has started changing. My dread is melting into appreciation. My life is quite busy in the spring, summer, and fall. When the snow comes, the busyness subsides. Like nature, I have a few months to hibernate. To slow down, to rest, to dream, to plan for the next season. Winter has become a gift for my family and I. We get to reconnect, explore, sip tea by the fireplace. I love the hustle of the summer and the beauty it brings. But there is something incredibly profound about moving with nature's pace. Of course, there's no pause button in life, but winter is an invitation for me to smell the roses (figuratively of course, as all of our rose bushes are buried in snow!). As I've adopted this slower pace of life ushered in with the snow, I've began to see the beauty of winter in nature. The other morning I woke early and was enjoying a steaming pot of tea. I glanced out our kitchen window and saw one of the most stunning sunrises. It was so simple, but so life giving.

PEI Winter Sunrise

Many of you've experience Prince Edward Island in the summer and fall. It's gorgeous, right?! PEI tends to get a bad rep in the winter months, but let me tell you it's all rubbish. Our Island is a whimsical place even when it's buried in 10 feet of snow! I mean, just look at this view from just behind our restaurant over looking River Clyde. 

PEI Winter Gardens of Hope

A few weeks ago, after a snowfall, our talented graphic designer, Katherine, wandered around The Gardens of Hope captured these stunning winter photos! 

Prince Edward Island Winter Gardens of Hope

 Prince Edward Island Winter Gardens of Hope

Prince Edward Island Winter Gardens of Hope

Prince Edward Island Winter

Prince Edward Island Winter

Prince Edward Island Winter

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Prince Edward Island Winter

 

Prince Edward Island Winter

 

Prince Edward Island Winter

Prince Edward Island Winter

 Maybe you live in a place that never sees snow or maybe you live in a place that sees more snow than you'd care to mention. Whatever your experience, I hope you can embrace the beauty each season graces us with!

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” Edith Sitwell

Falling for Fall!

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

Fall in Prince Edward Island is nothing short of spectacular.

Trees exchange their lush green leaves for rich reds and rusts and vibrant yellows and oranges. Fields turn golden, skies are blue, and flowers hang onto their summer colours. The air is fresh and crisp. The days grow shorter, but the sunrises and sunsets leave us in awe.

There's something so lovely about watching the earth prepare for the winter months. The transition from of seasons is not something we'll ever take for granted. There's such beauty in the change. 

Here are a few photos we've captured this Fall season! 

 

 

 

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Fall in Prince Edward Island

 

Fall in Prince Edward Island

 

Fall in Prince Edward Island

 

Fall in Prince Edward Island

 

Fall in Prince Edward Island

 

Fall in Prince Edward Island

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Summertime!

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

"It has always seemed to me, ever since early childhood, that, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near a kingdom of ideal beauty."

Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

Prince Edward Island Summer

Sunset on the north shore

 

Prince Edward Island Summer red dirt road

One of PEI's infamous red dirt roads

 

Lucy Maud has summed up how I feel about Prince Edward Island so perfectly. Sometimes I have to pinch myself just to make sure living and working here is real life. We love welcoming so many guests to the Preserve Co. and hearing about their love for our Island. 

I love each season for the unique gifts that they bring. But there's something special about summertime here. The beaches, the sunsets, the sites, the visitors, the gardens, the food! It's an exciting time to be here. There's a certain buzz and energy that's absolutely infectious. 

We're so thankful to have the Gardens of Hope and continue developing this 12-acre space into a sanctuary of beauty and peace for all who visit. 

For those of you who might not be able to make it here this year, I wanted to give you a little snippet of the gardens at this time of year. 

I'd recommend steeping a pot of tea and sipping on it while imagining you're here! 

Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook to see even more photos of life here!  

 

Welcome to the Gardens of Hope

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer hammock

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer sheep

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer sunflower

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer Preserve Co

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Butterfly House Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Gardens of Hope Prince Edward Island Summer

 

Hope you can come visit in person someday! Our Butterfly House is open from June - September and the Gardens of Hope are full of beauty each season.