Psalm 23 Garden

Sarah Eberle’s Psalm 23 Garden is a garden for our time, a garden for a pandemic. The famous psalm speaks of God’s presence with us in all moments of life. Sarah’s garden, designed for Bible Society, takes us on a journey through the psalm to a restful destination. We hope it will resonate with you, and that you’ll be inspired to create your own Psalm 23 community garden.

September Chelsea will be ‘fabulous’ says Sarah Eberle

Since it began in 1913, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has always been held in May, when the gardening year gets underway. Now, due to the pandemic, it’s being held in September for the first time. Sarah Eberle talks to Hazel Southam about the changes she’s made to the Psalm 23 Garden, and what plants will work in our gardens at home.

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How you can get involved?

After a long, isolated year, why not come back together by creating a community garden on the theme of Psalm 23? You’ll be creating a beautiful place for everyone (and wildlife) and have the chance to reflect on the psalm. You can do this anywhere. You don’t even need a garden, though it helps.

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The coronavirus and Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is a lovely song of faith and trust – but it's also tailor-made for times like this, when we're facing the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of the great things about Psalm 23 is the way it captures not just the times of blessing we go through – those green pastures and quiet waters – but the times of pain. 

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Graham’s story​

‘Caving was a big part of my life for many years. When you are in times of danger or extreme fear, like being on a rope on a cliff, that tends to concentrate the mind. 

‘I had to memorise Psalm 23 at school. I especially liked the part about not being afraid. It says that there is nothing to fear. That makes me think that God is with you. So, I used to say it when I was caving....'

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