The Orson Hyde Memorial Garden

Here are the beautiful gardens on the Mount of Olives, planted in memory of Elder Orson Hyde,

Here is an interesting article about him and the dedicatory prayer he offered here more than 180 years ago:

What Elder Orson Hyde’s prayer dedicating the Holy Land 180 years ago means to Latter-day Saints today

When I was a student here in 1979, the garden had been dedicated just a few months before, and a bit of work on the hillside had begun.  We met here from time to time, for special occasions, like a wedding and a visit from  Elder Faust.  Now the gardens are mature, peaceful and lovely.

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