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Mother Mary's Garden

Statue or Public Art Display
Totem carving of Mother Mary centered in the garden. – Susan Sanderford

ADA Accessibility Notes

Those confined to wheelchairs, or having trouble walking distances, can call 719-672-3130 in advance of their visit and speak with Susan or Milt Sanderford. Arrangements will be made to give them handicapped access parking.

Mother Mary's Garden is a 300 foot diameter non-denominational prayer, meditation and healing garden created for those wishing to connect with the love of the Divine. Editor, Maria Martinez of La Sierra News - (The Voice of Costilla County) writes; "If you are looking for a place to contemplate, renew your spirit, worship under the beautiful blue sky, or just unwind from the stresses of the day with nothing between you and a Higher Power, you will want to stop and visit Mother Mary's Garden, a non-profit sacred site just off Highway 159 South." "Surrounded by the mesa to the east and the wide expanse of chamiso covered prairie to the north, south and west, this beautiful spot on the planet is definitely a labor of love. The wood statue of Mother Mary is incredible, as is the landscaping - and more than anything, the trust in placing these beautiful objects out in the open for everyone to enjoy. The signs invite the passerby to visit, and explain that the garden is a non-denominational, non-profit sacred site." As the editor of La Sierra mentioned, centerpiece of the garden is an incredible 10'5" hand-carved totem statue of Mother Mary. This beautiful Western Cedar statue was carved by master totem carver Lee Wallace of the Haida Tribe of Ketchikan, Alaska. Along with six Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures, trees, bushes and flowering plants native to the area are professionally landscaped throughout. As to more specific directions, leaving the town limits of San Luis traveling south on Highway 159, go 5 miles to the junction of Manasa Road. Turn right and travel one mile to the Sanchez Canal bridge. Crossing the bridge, Mother Mary's Garden is immediately on the left. The garden is free to all.

Pet Friendly Notes

Helper-animals welcome. Dogs on a leash are welcome as well. (B.Y.O.B. -- Bring your own baggies.)


Seasons Open

Year Round

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