A Peaceful, Useful Space

The Trinity Flower Committee, along with the Buildings and Grounds Ministry Team, invites you to dream along with us about creating a new, useful outdoor space on our campus.

We have parlor doors that open into a very blank and mostly empty brick courtyard. Can we dream further?

Imagine a Parlor Courtyard filled with colorful potted plants, a vibrant extension of our outdoor space during after-service coffee and many Trinity functions.

Bonson Hobson, church architect and friend, has beautifully designed a rendering of how the Parlor Courtyard could be transformed. The vision includes a variety of potted plants to soften the brick and mortar space we see today. This peaceful, inviting setting would help reflect our hospitality as we fellowship with guests and congregants.

We already have a donation for the containers. We also have an installation estimate from the same company that worked on our Memorial Garden.

Several ideas have been discussed over the years. Previous discussions included removing pavers and adding iron fencing to increase privacy. Ultimately, we feel a good use of the space includes moveable containers with wheels. This would allow us to change the layout as needed. For example, two large planters would frame the entry/exit area from the parking lot and create a more private setting.  The storm drain would also become less prominent with potted plants around it.

A new hose bib just outside the courtyard will help with watering needs. Drip irrigation could also be added at a later date, if needed.

If you are interested in supporting the Parlor Courtyard project above and beyond your normal church giving, please contact our Building & Grounds Committee Chair Dale Sarjeant or the church office.

Parlor Courtyard would have similar planters on wheels.

Our faithful watering crew!