Share Hope Memorial Garden
“Remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven away.” -Richeter
Welcome to our garden. We hope all who enter find peace, courage and hope. The “Share Hope Memorial Garden” was gifted to Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance in 2014. Since then we have used the garden as a place to gather and remember those gone far too soon or as a place for individuals to seek much needed solace in the middle of our city. Whatever brings you to visit our garden we hope you find peace, courage and hope.
Our “Share Hope Memorial Garden” is a beautiful and calming oasis located right in the middle of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at the intersection of 8th and Gilbert. The garden is approximately one acre in size and home to 150-year-old pine trees, native plants and flowers, and even the occasional family of deer. The garden has several memorial benches perfect for contemplative thought on life’s busiest days or for remembering those gone too soon. A large brick paver walkway with memorial bricks leads into the garden and ends at a large angel statue carved by a local artist. The garden is for all to enjoy a quick respite from the sometimes crazy realities of our daily lives. In this garden we hope you find peace, courage and hope.
Share Hope Memorial Garden was originally known as Bestland Cemetery. One of Coeur d’Alene’s earliest founding families, the Best’s, used Bestland as their family plot. There 13 know internments in Share Hope Memorial Garden with young Iva Mae Best who passed away at the age of five on May 23rd, 1893 being the earliest know. Who hope Share Hope Memorial Garden will be used to remember all of our children gone too soon, even those we never had the chance to know, like little Iva Mae Best.
Rendering of the final plan for Share Hope Memorial Garden.
If you’re intersted in a memorial stone in our garden for you loved one please contact us to learn more. Currently 12″X12″ stones are available for $150 donation and 6″X12″ stones are available for a $100 donation. If your ready to place a request for a stone click HERE to print our order form.