[U] Unitarian Universalist Congregation

1301 Gladewood Dr. , Blacksburg

Over two decades, this congregation’s six acres have been nurtured to serve many purposes—all of them appealing. Including a colorful crescent garden that first greets visitors; a meditation path circumnavigating the property, with benches at viewpoints; a labyrinth; a memorial garden; a council circle with fire pit; a water feature; a veggie garden; a woodland path with small animal habitats and certified Monarch Way Station; a picnic area; and numerous beds featuring mostly colorful perennials, this dedicated space still feels open instead of crowded, with specimen trees, shrubs and plants that both draw the eye and soothe. Signs along the way direct and also state Unitarian Universalist principles and ideals, including one that might apply to sharing this spiritual garden/park with the larger community: “Passing the kindness on.”

  • The food truck Thai This will be at this location

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