Beulah United Reformed Church
Rhiwbina, Cardiff


Flowing Streams, Bringing Life



The Canolfan Memorial Garden


Green Flag Community Garden Award
for Canolfan Beulah Garden, Rhiwbina

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The James Horsburgh Memorial Garden is behind Canolfan Beulah and is a peaceful place that is open for all to enjoy.

It was redeveloped and officially re-opened on Sunday 1st June 2003.

James’ son, Geof, was with us to share the celebrations along with his daughter and her family.

The children from junior church entertained us with songs they had learnt and the official opening was marked by the planting of The Rose of Sharon at the foot of the memorial plaque. This was all followed by a barbeque lunch.

The garden also includes a tree of life mosaic made with many of our children and the Pioneers Community Arts group. If you come and see it you have to find the pair of eyes watching you, the grinning ladybird and the romantic message. As the garden was the church’s former graveyard it is also a place dedicated to those we have loved but lost through death. People gave to the garden to mark the lives of all sorts of people, from the very old to the very young. Our memorial to these people reminds us of the promise of God in the book of Isaiah, ‘flowers instead of ashes for those who mourn’.

We would like to thank all those who have helped to make this garden such a wonderful place.

April 2020
The tulips are out in the canolfan garden and looking pretty.


This page last updated: 14 October 2020

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