About The Garden
A cancer awareness garden called The Serenity Garden was built in Waynesboro VA's Ridgeview Park overlooking South River. The Garden provides a tangible special place for people to reflect on the courage, dignity, and hope of those who have overcome this disease and those who have fought it. It will be a place to celebrate the end of treatments and a place to bring awareness to the continuing efforts to cure cancer.
This Garden is on an approximately one acre knoll at the entrance to Ridgeview Park off Northgate Avenue.
A walkway will lead you through an array of low growing shrubs, brightly colored flowers, all full of green leaves in the summer and beautiful color in the fall.
Special benches line the walkways and are also placed throughout the Garden for your convenience. "The People’s Bell" that can be rung three times to say "My treatments are done, my course is run and I am on my way" will be available for people to use.
A special walkway will lead to South River for people who want to sit and listen to the quiet ripple of the flowing water. Numerous plaques displayed in and around the Garden will explain the deep commitment from businesses, organizations, and individuals who believe in the fight against cancer.
Twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, a brick dedication service will be held to recognize the contribution of bricks since the last dedication. All persons who provide bricks will receive a special invitation to attend this ceremony.
Our Dedication Services page lists the times and dates for these special ceremonies.
The idea of a cancer awareness garden has been around for several years and other communities have been successful in creating such gardens.
Members of the Founding Board felt that such a serene, beautiful and peaceful place in Waynesboro would be of benefit to all families and friends of persons in this
community who have been affected by cancer and other diseases. The construction of this garden as a place for contemplation and reflection was made possible through the contributions of a
very supportive community and the City of Waynesboro.
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