The Palms Presbyterian Church Oasis Garden reflects the life of Christ that is Living Water to disciples on the journey of faith. When you visit the Oasis Garden courtyard, linger in each area absorbing the peace that is ours. The garden reflects our mission to be a place of reflection and restoration for all who visit.

Be attentive to God in creation! The garden arbor is a threshold acknowledging that you are passing into another place — away from the busyness of life into a place of prayer and meditation. Ancient desert travelers sought oases. You have entered this place as a traveler on a journey of faith. Our prayer is that this garden is a place of nurture and sanctuary for your journey.

At the center of the garden are two pieces of art — a baptismal font/chalice and a large cross on the exterior of the chapel. These are reminders of God’s grace, God’s deep love for us,  and the abundant sustenance available to us as we journey. We are God’s people and do not travel alone.

  • Be aware of God’s activity in creation
  • Find a place where you can rest for a while
  • Join with those seen and unseen who are at prayer for you, this community, and the world
  • Meditate on Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd…He makes me to lie down in green pastures…He leads me beside still waters…He restores my soul.

As you leave the Oasis Garden:

  • Consider how you might carry this landscape of grace into the world
  • Give thanks to God for the time

The Oasis Garden is a member of the Quiet Garden Movement an international network of gardens that is dedicated to hospitality and prayer. The primary vision is to be a resource for silence, reflection, prayer, and the appreciation of beauty, which are key elements of Christian spirituality; and for experiencing creativity and healing in the context of God’s love.

The Quiet Garden Movement fosters the provision of quiet spaces, small and large, creating sanctuaries of stillness and refreshment. The local context becomes, for a while, a place of peace and welcome.

Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” – Mark 6:31