Thursday, June 27, 2013

Brisbane Pride Festival's 2nd Annual Memorial Garden

The Brisbane Pride Festival invites everyone from the community to its second annual memorial garden planting this weekend. This is an event created as a chance for anyone to come and remember those who have departed and contribute to a communal memorial. Join with other community members in this sincere and respectful remembrance of missed loved ones.

Sunday, June 30 2013 11.00am
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Alice St, Brisbane 4000
Last year the Brisbane Pride Festival Association launched the inaugural Memorial Garden.
This is a free event provided for the community to allow us to come together and remember loved ones lost to us. Planted in June the garden grows over the three month period and will bloom in all its magnificence during the Pride Festival month of September.

All and any members of our community and its supporters are welcome to join us in the City Botanical Gardens (the rainbow garden bed, by the main information rotunda) for the planting ceremony of this years memorial garden. Planted out in seedlings that will bloom into the rainbow flag, this garden is not only a memorial in the visual form but also in the symbolic form, as we invite you to not only attend, but also plant a seedling yourself in memory of a loved one lost too soon.

As this seedling grows, their life will be remembered and honoured as part of the new life that will develop into a magnificent rainbow garden by September.

There will also be the books of remembrance, where, if you like you may write a message to your loved one that will be preserved from year to year in the perpetual books of remembrance.

Brisbane Pride Festival Association, respectfully invites our community and its supporters to join us on this special day of remembrance and celebration of those we have loved who are no longer with us. Please bring an old spoon for planting and join us as we plant new life to remember the ones no longer with us.

There is no agenda to the garden except to honour a loved one, it could be a partner, a friend, a love, a family member ... if there is someone who has left a gap in your life by their exit from it, then please come and join with other members of the community in this solemn and respectful representation of our missed loved ones.

The planting ceremony will be followed by a simple sausage sizzle for those who wish to partake and share stories amongst each other.

Spiritual Gardens in the Christian Tradition
Gardening as a Spiritual Practice

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