Directory

A meditation garden within the walls of a federal prison. A sculpture garden built by at-risk youth in the inner city. A therapeutic healing garden on the grounds of a hospital. A community peace garden serving a community made up of 80 different cultures and languages.  

These are just a few examples of the kinds of urban green spaces—what we call Sacred Places—that have come to life over the last few decades. We invite you to get to know a few by exploring our searchable directory below. Contact us to learn more!
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American Psychological Association

10 G Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2008/10/green-roof.aspx

Please note: The green roof is located on a building APA owns next door. Be sure to go to 10 G Street NE, and not to the APA address you find online.

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Rooftop garden,
Labyrinth

Tara Davis

In 2008 a 3,000-square-foot green roof garden and rooftop labyrinth opened for public use on the roof of the American Psychological Association’s downtown Washington, D.C. building. The APA, which has 115,000 members, worked in partnership with the World Resources Institute, a building tenant, in the creation and implementation of this innovative project. This is considered...

Barton Park (formerly Whitman Walker Clinic)

5232 Lee Highway,
Arlington, VA 22207
http://www.whitman-walker.org/

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Dick Blackburn

Even on a cold and windy November morning, there’s something peaceful about the path that meanders past the community garden at Arlington County’s Barton Park. The smell of pine needles is strong in the air. Blowing leaves are scattered across the smooth river stones that nestle beneath the boulders that border the walk. Stroll down an...

Bon Secours Spiritual Center

1525 Marriottsville Road,
Marriottsville, MD 21104

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Rose Kurtz

The Bon Secours Labyrinth is the focal point of a one-acre sacred space surrounded by tall trees, plants, flowers and meditation benches. The Center is used by many diverse groups for meetings, seminars and conferences. The labyrinth at Bon Secours is based on the design of the eleven-circuit labyrinth on the floor of the Cathedral...

Garden of the Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore Emmanuel Monastery

2229 W Joppa Rd

Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

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Labyrinth

Bench found new home after closing of ASTT. Sits under lovely arching trees by the labyrinth in the Sisters’ garden, and takes in the prospect of the slope beyond. It is much used and enjoyed, including by Asylee Women Enterprise members, near neighbors down Joppa Road. For the Benedictine, community is our primary ministry. Our ministries of...

Georgetown Waterfront Park

11 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Margaret Hardon

The Georgetown Waterfront Park is the vital last link that joins the 225 miles of public parkland along the Potomac River from the terminus of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, in Cumberland, Maryland, to historic Mt. Vernon, Virginia. The Citizens Association of Georgetown has partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service and Nature...

Govans Presbyterian Church

5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.govanspres.org/govanspres/

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Pam Wallace

Govans Presbyterian Church provides an accessible outdoor seven-circuit labyrinth that is open and available to both the church and the community on a year-round basis. The labyrinth is constructed from natural and living materials, and is part of the church’s effort to establish “holy space” in the midst of the surrounding city. The church often...

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns_hopkins_bayview/

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Labyrinth,
Hospital garden

Andrea Fitz

Through the creation of a labyrinth, the project reaches out to patients, staff and the community with a message of hope and healing, while offering an opportunity for relaxation and peace. This project unites the health care and spiritual care professions to help community members achieve healing and relaxation....

Key School

Labyrinth

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Emily Kohlenstein

The centerpiece of Maryland Hall’s Founder’s Green is the labyrinth, which also features an artist’s circle, a majestic elm tree and benches for reflection. Maryland Hall’s labyrinth was constructed in 2002, and is a replica of that inlaid in the floor of Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral outside Paris. The Artist’s Circle sits on the...

Northeast Interfaith Peace Garden

4414 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Lauren Goodsmith

The Northeast Interfaith Peace Garden was planted on the grounds of St. Anthony of Padua Church in 2000. Since that time, the Garden has become a place of peace and healing for all who come to visit this sacred space. Over the years, the Garden has  continued to grow, so that as you stroll through...

St. James Episcopal Church of Irvington

205 South Augusta Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229

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Community park,
Labyrinth

With a focus on programming and hands on involvement, the neighborhood Youth ministry of St. James Mission Church, along with the greater Irvington community, worked to create a community peace park and labyrinth. The peace park is truly a grassroots effort that depended on the hard work of the surrounding community....

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

6030 Grosvenor Lane,
Bethesda, MD 20814
http://www.stlukesbethesda.org/labyrinth

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Susan Casson

In 1999, a small group of St. Luke’s parishioners gathered to explore their interest in labyrinth walking. Once they shared the calming experiences of walking the labyrinth with their fellow parishioners, interest in building a permanent outdoor labyrinth in connection with the Memorial Garden located on church grounds grew. The labyrinth design is based on...

St. Paul’s School

11152 Falls Road
Brooklandville, MD 21022
https://www.stpaulsschool.org/

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Community park,
Labyrinth

The St. Paul’s School is a K-12 college preparatory school located near Baltimore City. Here on the campus can be found a Community Labyrinth and Peace/Meditation Garden, important tools for students and the greater community to help in understanding how important quiet time is for maintaining a physically, mentally and spiritually balanced life. Both the...

St. Timothy’s School Labyrinth Garden

 
 
 
Labyrinth
Randy Stevens

Stadium Place – Thanksgiving Place Labyrinth

1000 E. 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://www.gedco.org/

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Nichole Battle

Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO), Nature Sacred and the Baltimore community worked together to see this vision become a reality just in time for Thanksgiving 2006. GEDCO works in partnership with faith-based and community organizations to provide affordable housing, support services, food and emergency assistance to neighbors in need. Stadium Place, located in the Waverly...

Village Learning Place

Village Learning Place
2521 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Liesje Gantert

The Village Learning Place is an independent non-profit library that houses educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources for Charles Village and throughout Baltimore City. It is our belief that libraries are not only a repository for books, but also serve as community centers focused on the personal and professional growth of their patrons....

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