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Church garden offers the gift of tranquility for all

Church garden offers the gift of tranquility for all

St. Gregory’s Church in Woodstock, N.Y., offers amazing sacred space in its lush and peaceful gardens. From Hudson Valley magazine:

St. Gregory’s Episcopal church in Woodstock is a striking A-frame building soaring more than 50 feet at its apex, with a wall of chevron-shaped windows in front giving it a mid-century modern look. It was constructed in the late 1950s, and sat for the next four decades on an unadorned grassy plot. In 2002, the Reverend Tom Miller — the priest at the time — discovered that one of his flock, James Dinsmore, was a landscape designer. Reverend Miller told Dinsmore that he’d always wanted a garden at the church. “The idea was that it would be a garden for the whole community, that would welcome everybody,” Dinsmore says. He accepted the commission “purely as a labor of love,” and conceived a cross-shaped layout that would align perfectly with the church and serve as an extension of it.

Read more, and check out Dinsmore’s beautiful photos of the church’s transformed and tranquil garden space.

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