Award Winning Garden Design

Creekside member Judy DePue and her New Vistas Landscaping company received a prestigious award from the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association at the 2012 Green Excellence Award ceremony at the Westin Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the Indiana Green Expo at the Indiana Convention Center. New Vistas designer/owner Judy De Pue won in the Landscape Commercial Design Build category for the Creekside Prayer Garden project in Elkhart County.

The garden is located behind the Creekside Church of the Brethren on CR 113 in Elkhart County between CR 28 and CR 26 via a paved path and open to the public at no charge every day. Water features in the Prayer Garden are in operation from mid April through mid October.

This unique prayer garden was designed to create a place where sensory cues help people to focus on being in God’s presence. The site chosen by the designer was a gently sloping grassy corner of the church property, facing a towering sycamore that overlooks a neighboring tree lawn, and bordering a Concord township cemetery. The church needed an outdoor, “set apart” place, conducive to prayer and meditation.

See more photos on the New Vistas Landscaping website




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