The garden is on a one acre knoll at the south entrance to Ridgeview Park off Northgate Avenue. A walkway leads 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 throughout the garden for your convenience. Come ring the Peoples Bell three times to celebrate the end of treatments, to remember a loved one, or to bring hope for a cure for all. A grass path leads visitors down to the South River for those who want to sit and listen to the quiet ripple of the water. Numerous plaques displayed in and around the garden explain the deep commitment from businesses, organizations, and individuals who believe in the fight against cancer.
A cancer awareness garden called The Serenity Garden has been built in Ridgeview Park overlooking the South River. We invite you to experience this beautiful gateway to nature, remembering the blessings of good health. The garden honors the families, friends, and caregivers whose lives have been touched by cancer. 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 so bravely, but lost.
The Serenity Garden was established through the generosity of many caring people and is maintained through community donations, the cooperation and support of the City of Waynesboro. The Serenity Garden is supported through the sale of engraved bricks which honor or memorialize friends and/or families who have fought the ravages of cancer. If you are interested in honoring a loved one, please visit the Serenity Garden's website or visit the garden’s kiosk. If you would like to engrave a brick or make a donation to keep the garden thriving contact the Serenity Garden Foundation at 540-942-4286 or 540-942-4586.
Each spring and fall, a brick dedication service will be held to recognize the contribution of engraved bricks. All persons who provide bricks or make donations will receive a special invitation to attend this ceremony. Enjoy the garden, enjoy the day, and join us in celebrating life.