Parable Prayer Gardens

Parable Prayer Gardens

Weeding the reflective garden - Danby C of E Primary Parable Garden Exploring Spirituality Day

Tree of Life, Parable- themed or Sensory Reflective Gardens can be purposefully designed as a resource to nurture spirituality and wellbeing for pupils and staff and also to reflect ethos and values.

A Parable-themed Garden 

Features of a parable-themed garden could include themed planting such as vines and olive trees, beds of wheat or grasses and wild flowers, sculpture and props made by pupils related to the story, places to sit and reflect.  For suggestions about additional features read more...

These parable-themed elements, combined with opportunities to participate in seasonal gardening activities, offer children and adults:

  • accessible and creative ways of engaging with Jesus teaching on the kingdom of God through parables such as The Sower and The Good Shepherd
  • fresh ways to develop understanding of spiritual truths using everyday objects, relationships and processes, following Jesus's example
  • confidence building and deepening spiritual awareness through creativity and gardening

The Gardening The Heart team can support the development of Tree of Life, parable-themed or sensory reflective gardens through creative project work linked to ethos enrichment involving the whole school and local partnerships, such as with the local church.

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The good seed fell on the path...The Sower's Garden, Launton C of E Primary, Oxfordshire

Read more about how themed reflective gardens can benefit schools and enjoy the gallery of images below from recent projects.

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