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.
more photos on the New Vistas Landscaping website