Bethany House & Garden is located on 3 acres in Topeka, Kansas. This location once hosted the College of the Sisters of Bethany, an Episcopal school for girls that closed in 1928, It has now become home for the bishop’s offices and an established partnership with Agatha Amani House, a shelter in Kenya for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 

Goals for this property include demonstrating care for creation, building relationships with neighbors around the grounds, and celebrating the historic connection with the education of women. Nature Sacred is providing consultation to the Episcopal Diocese and the local landscape architect in ensuring that the design reflects input from multiple stakeholders and Nature Sacred’s four design elements.

 

Design Team: 

Jay Graham, Nature Sacred Design Advisor, Hustead LA

Landscape Architect, BBN Architects, Ann Palmer

 

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