Designating Gardens for Peace on college campuses is an important part of the organization’s goal to educate young people about the significance of the garden as a symbol of spiritual harmony and quiet contemplation.
The first garden in the college category was dedicated on the campus of Agnes Scott College, on September 5, 1993, and is considered a model for gardens at other institutions of higher learning.
Agnes Scott’s Garden for Peace is located behind the Anna Young Alumnae House and provides students, faculty and administration a tranquil area for reflection in the midst of bustling campus life. The winding brick pathway through the garden is lined with liriope, leading to an inviting canopy of vinca major and ivy which reaches up into old twin oaks. The garden features camellias, mahonia, cleyera, thea sinensis and azaleas as well as helleborous blooms. Vegetation muffles the noise of nearby traffic, making the site a perfect place to experience a timeless peace that knows no season – a foundation for leading others toward worldwide peace.