Laudato Si' Gardens are sacred places that promote in us a love for all of God's creation. The gardens contribute to enhancing local biodiversity and environmental justice with their special emphasis on the beauty of native plants, food and the dignity of all people. Laudato Si' Gardens help people to remember the goodness and peaceful serenity of God's creation and to recover the original harmony between God, our first parents and all of creation in the Garden of Eden. They are sacred spaces where all of God's families can gather to pray and to celebrate outdoor liturgies. Laudato Si' Gardens also serve as a place for encounters with local community members, including children, the elderly, diverse ethnic groups and the physically challenged. They provide a means to knit the community's social threads together, thus promoting neighborhood cohesion, solidarity and peace.