JP Shadley designed this space as a cloister garden in which to meditate and a place to recognize the contributions by parishioners to the Cathedral of the Assumption. The garden’s design and layout began by using the spaces between the Cathedral’s buttresses as a form giving element. Benefactor Recognition Frames are placed within the niches between the buttresses and pavement patterns, benches and plantings all reinforce this traditional architectural order.
Most of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows were restored during reconstruction, but other remaining pieces were integrated with the Frames and into other garden areas. Louisville artist Peter Eichorn created the glasswork, including the magnificent 6’ diameter illuminated glass medallion which completes the axis at the end of the garden.