The Sacred Garden

The Sacred Garden of First Baptist Church of Asheville is an outdoor sanctuary – a place for prayer, reflection, renewal, and the celebration of life. This sacred space allows members of our congregation and the broader community a place to slow down, to enjoy beauty, and to worship in every season of our journey with God.

A Place of Worship and Reflection

As a place of worship, those who visit the Sacred Garden are asked to refrain from:

• speaking loudly
• using inappropriate language
• participating in recreational activities
• consuming food and beverages
• smoking
• bringing pets (service dogs are allowed)

Children are welcome in the Sacred Garden when accompanied by an adult.

For more information

Please contact Leah Brown to schedule an appointment to purchase your niche or memorial plaque in the Sacred Garden. You may also make gifts to the Sacred Garden in honor or memory of loved ones.

If you would like to know more about our labyrinth or schedule a hosted walk, or for individual or group spiritual direction, contact Tommy Bratton.

Accessing the Sacred Garden

The Sacred Garden will be open on Sunday mornings and may be accessed through the front gates. Monday-Friday, the garden will be open during the church’s business hours. At those times, the gates will be locked and access will be through the church. Visits at other times must be arranged in advance through the church office. Please be aware that the garden may be closed during a private worship service.

We welcome members of our community who wish to utilize this space for prayer and contemplation. Labyrinth Docents are available to provide hosted walks for individuals or groups. If you have questions or wish to schedule a group visit, contact the church office at 828.252.4781.