Guido Gardens, Metter

Guido Gardens is a place of refuge, just a couple of miles off I-16 in Metter, which has always been free and open to the public 24/7, 365 days a year. Walk around these three acres and you’re guaranteed to find a sense of inner peace, no matter your faith or belief system. It’s a testament to the vision of Michael Guido, who was better known as “The Sower” through his syndicated newspaper column and radio and television broadcasts, Seeds from the Sower. His wife, Audrey, was responsible for the design of the gardens. At a time when televangelists were plagued with scandal, Michael Guido was seen as a stabilizing voice. He never asked for money and actually gave his message to any and all who would hear it. Guido’s Sower Ministries is still going strong.

Take an hour and walk through the pines and flower beds. Listen to the calming sounds of waterfalls, which seem to be around ever corner.

One of the great features of the gardens is the Chapel in the Gardens, a modern prayer chapel built in 1984 in memory of Evelyn Stillwell. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale came to Metter to assist with the dedication.

As the guest registry in the chapel indicates, people come from all over the country and even the world to this special place of refuge.

The Carpenter’s Shop and the Empty Tomb (not pictured) are representations of important places in Jesus’ life.

A museum is also located on the grounds.

 

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Guido Gardens, Metter

  1. Wow. Thanks for sharing. I’ve noticed the signs of Hwy 341, but never ventured off to visit.

  2. Sharon Rice

    Thank you so much for sharing, Brian.
    I’ve never visited there. Sounds wonderful!

  3. Kathryn L. McCullough

    My husband and I enjoyed Mr. Guido’s talks for many years on an Orlando television station. May he rest in peace.

  4. Donna murphy

    I never knew this existed. How wonderful and selfless to share this with the public👍🏻

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