The secret path
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My girlfriend and I were walking down King St. window shopping when we came upon an opening between two buildings. There was an iron gate, open and inviting. We could see trees, shrubs and a path. We passed through the gate, between the two buildings and entered a garden. Trees, flowers, bushes and vines tucked away behind several buildings.
The path split into several directions. As we explored we saw statues and very old gravestones. We were in an old graveyard that had been cultivated into a garden. And it was beautiful.
We had found the back door to the Unitarian Church gardens also known as Eden.
* The Unitarian Church dates back to 1787 and is considered one of the oldest churches in the south.
The public is invited to visit the garden. And for us it was a beautiful day and a wonderful find.
The church is located on 4 Archdale Street, and the gate we passed through is on King St. just west of Queen St.* - Information provided by The Unitarian Church web site.