Instruments of Hope

The St. Francis Sculpture Garden for Prayer and Meditation at Marywood

The Garden

The grounds of the Dominican Center on Fulton Street East is the garden location.

Architect and master gardener Bill Cox, whose firm designed the centerpiece greenhouse for the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, and landscape designer Skip Herrema create an atmosphere for contemplative awareness of the miracle of our existence in this beautiful world.


Phase I is well on its way.   More photos will follow.


The agreement was signed December 16, 2009.  Charley Honey's Article in the December 26 Grand Rapids Press explains more:

Drawings by Bill Cox show the general location and layout of the garden, and below, a close up of a sculpture contemplation area.

Sculpture Zones will be created along the path with Commemorative benches for reading or reflection. 

These areas will be paved with Commemorative bricks.