June 15, 2012 10:05 AM

Lexington church gardens provide spiritual nourishment

If you come to the garden to be alone, you are not alone. Since ancient times, people have sought and found a place to pray or meditate in nature. Gardens as a part of religious life go back as far as 313 to St. Antony, who cultivated a garden so he wouldn't be a burden to others. Early religious communities who lived in self-imposed isolation relied on their gardens for survival.

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