Gardens/Gardens in Healthcare and Related Facilities

Arizona Cancer Center. Photo courtesy Ten Eyck Landscape ArchitectsArizona Cancer Center at UMC North. Image courtesy Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

The Therapeutic Landscapes Network's primary focus is gardens in healthcare facilities. These landscapes are designed for a specific population, often with an specific purpose (e.g., encouraging seniors to get outside for exercise, sunlight and fresh air; enabling children to "blow off steam" during a hospital visit; helping patients learn to use a wheelchair on outdoor surfaces). They are (or should be) designed using evidence-based design (EBD), design based on the most current research available.

Gardens in this section are listed in alphabetical order by name of facility. We are raising funds to implement a map so that gardens can be searched geographically. Donations toward that effort are welcome! In the meantime, use the search box at the top of any page for specific locations (city, state, country) as well as keywords (e.g., "children's" or "Alzheimer's, "rooftop" or "atrium.")

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Heart of the Mall Garden
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Four-season healing garden located at the center of the hospital campus
Open to the public

Acute Hospital for the South West (under design/construction; scheduled completion, 2012)
Western Health and Social Care Trust
Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
"Set among wooded hills, meadows & lakes, the scheme represents a genuine integration of building & landscape in an environmentally & socially sustainable design. Natural materials have been selected to reflect the local vernacular, including a natural stone base, extensive use of wood & glass, & pitched roofs. A linear garden, running the length of the building, has the dual purpose of bringing natural light & the richly landscaped campus into the heart of the hospital, & provides the main organising feature of the hospital."
Designer: Anshen+Allen Architects

Allendale Burlington Long Term Care Facility
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Two therapeutic garden courtyards, one that includes multi-generational day care.
Designer: Visionscapes Landscape Architects Inc.

Allendale Long Term Care Facility
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Therapeutic Garden Courtyards
Designer: Visionscapes Landscape Architects Inc.

The Alois Alzheimer Center
Greenhills, OH, USA
The Crane Garden; East Viewing Terrace
Designer: Beckwith Chapman Associates, Inc.
www.alois.com

Alta Bates Medical Center, Ashby Campus
Berkeley, CA, USA
Acute Care General
Rooftop garden

Anne Arundel Medical Center Healing Garden
Annapolis, MD, USA
Healing Garden and meditation center
Located on the first floor of the AAMC Acute Care Pavilion, 2001 Medical Parkway
Designer: Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc.

Avon Comprehensive Breast Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
Carolyn S. Stolman Healing Garden
Cancer care center
Courtyard garden
Designer: T. Delaney, Inc./SEAM Studio

Baltimore/Washington Medical Center Healing Garden
Tate Cancer Center
Annapolis, MD, USA
Designer: Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc.
www.mybwmc.org/healing-garden

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Healing garden
Designers: Barbara Crisp, Christine Ten Eyck, Kristina Floor, Joan Baron, Joe Tyler
Click HERE to go to the Banner Good Samaritan website

Blackthorn Medical Centre
Maidstone, Kent, UK
Psychiatric hospital
Several gardens, including flower and vegetable gardens
www.blackthorn.org.uk/garden.html

Brighton Gardens of Arlington
Arlington, VA, USA
Assisted Living/Special Care Center
Designer: Lewis Scully Gionet Inc.

Bronson Methodist Hospital
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Interior atrium garden
Mentioned in Shane Pliska's article for Planterra

Brookdale Living Retirement Community
Clare Bridge Alzheimer's Garden
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Visit the Brookdale Retirement Community website for more information

Butler Hospital
Providence, RI, USA
Psychiatric hospital
110-acre landscaped campus
Designed by H.W.S. Cleveland and the Olmsted Brothers, ca. 1860
For a description and history of these hospital grounds as a therapeutic landscape, see Naomi Sachs' chapter (Chapter 6) in Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations, Eds. Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes (1999).

California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Labyrinth in courtyard entry
Designer: Victoria Stone
"This 30-foot diameter installation is the same style labyrinth as is found in Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and at Chartres in France. The first such installation at a major medical center, the Labyrinth Garden was established in 1997 by the Institute for Health and Healing through the generosity of an anonymous donor."
From an article ("The Labyrinth: A Metaphoric Path to Health and Healing," by William B. Stewart, MD) on labyrinths on the San Francisco Medical Society's website. Click HERE to read the entire article.

Cancer Lifeline O'Brien Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Rooftop gardens
Designed and built by students and faculty through the University of Washington Lansdcape Architecture program.
www.cancerlifeline.org
View a slideshow and read a description of this garden on the University of Washington website.
See Tai & Lamba (2003) and Winterbottom (2002) in references

Cayuga Medical Center
Ithaca, NY, USA
Restorative garden, outdoor eating patio, views provided from within building
Designer: Trowbridge & Wolf Landscape Architects LLP
Click HERE to view the Sustainable Sites Initiative Case Study about this project, including some images of the outdoor spaces.

Cedarview Lodge
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alzheimer's care
Designer: Patrick Mooney

Center for Discovery Autism Center
Harris, NY, USA
www.thecenterfordiscovery.org
Designer: Dirtworks, PC

Charlestown Senior Campus Living Community Care Center
Cantonsville, MD, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Solarium and gardens

Chemainus Health Care Center
Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
Therapeutic Garden for Alzheimer's patients
Designer: Edward A. Stillinger

Cherry Ridge Assisted Living Center
Webster, NY, USA
Alzheimer's garden, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Designer: Zaretsky and Associates
See images and description on Zaretsky and Associates' website

Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital
Chesterfield, UK
Acute Care General Hospital
Courtyard at the Acute Day Therapy Service

Children's Hospital Boston
The Prouty Terrace and Garden

Boston, MA, USA
Designer: Olmsted Brothers (original); Shurcliff and Merrill

Children's Hospital Boston at Waltham
The Mary Eagan Garden

Waltham, MA, USA
Designer: Zen Associates
Learn more about the garden on the Terry Eagan's website and the Patio Records website, and click HERE to view photos of the garden

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Two gardens:
- The Jane Vruwink Palmer Healing and Play Garden for play
- Joyce and Stanley Black and Family Healing and Meditation Gardens for quiet contemplation, intended for patients, family members, and staff

Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL, USA
Garden Court and Garden Play Program
Roberta Hursthouse, Horticultural Therapist
www.childrensmemorial.org

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA, USA
Japanese garden, rose garden, and statue garden
View the TLN Blog post about City of Hope HERE
Visit their website for more information

Collinton Continuing Care Retirement Community Dementia Garden
Mitchellville, MD, USA
Designer: Mahan Rykiel Associates

Columbus Community Hospital
Columbus, WI
Wellness Walkway
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios

Community Counseling and Crisis Center
Oxford, OH, USA
Garden for Counseling
Designer: Beckwith Chapman Associates, Inc.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Garden pavilion: This pavilion is part of the mental health center, and visitors must obtain permission before going to the unit.
www.chomp.org
"This new community hospital provides outstanding patient care in a spectacular setting on the Monterey Peninsula. The project doubled the original hospital's size...HOK's design supports the hospital's emphasis on delivering the highest-quality care with a human touch that fosters healing. Low, striking rooflines, sweeping views to the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Pine forests, and naturally-lit public spaces contribute to the calm, healing environment."
Designer: HOK - visit HOK's website and go to the Healthcare section for images and full description.

Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center
Martinez Ambulatory Care Facility
Martinez, CA, USA
"The design emphasizes the natural environment through a redwood grove, landscaped courtyards and a private garden at the Cancer Center where patients can receive chemotherapy outside."
Architects: Anshen+Allen

Crestwood Children's Center
Scottsville, NY, USA
Garden for mentally impaired children and their parents
Designer: Bruce Zaretsky, Zaretsky and Associates, Inc.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Yawkee Center for Cancer Care (under construction)
Thea and James Stoneman Healing Garden
Boston, MA, USA
Click here to read an article about the healing garden. Here is an excerpt from the article about the garden:
The Thea and James Stoneman Healing Garden, made possible by a gift from the James M. Stoneman Charitable Fund, will be a two-story green oasis located on the third floor of the new facility on the corner of Jimmy Fund Way and Brookline Avenue.

This indoor sanctuary, which will overlook Joslin Park, will consist of pathways with garden seating, natural stone walls, colorful flowers that change seasonally, and a canopy of tall greenery that envelopes visitors in a lush, serene environment.

"Our patients and families requested a living healing garden, but with a limited outdoor landscape, it wasn't realistic," says Wendy Gettleman, Dana-Farber's senior director of Planning, Design, and Construction. "So we did the next best thing and put it inside."

The healing garden will also contain a 20-by-28-foot glass conservatory without plants, so immune-compromised patients can enjoy the surrounding elements free of allergen or health concerns.

Demelza House Children's Hospice
Demelza Garden
Kent, UK
Winner of the silver-gilt at Chelsea in 2009; relocated to Kent
Designer: Jo Thompson (www.jothompson-garden-design.co.uk)
Sight, smell, even taste are the normal senses associated with gardens but it is hearing that is accentuated in this garden, designed for the children's hospice charity Demelza. Gentle, musical sounds infiltrate the garden, reflecting the importance of music in bringing happiness into the lives of terminally ill children. A water harp plays quietly in one corner: this metal structure set in a low pool is strung with stainless steel wires, which create soothing sounds as water plays down them. A Japanese Demelza sui-kin-kutsu, an underground water chamber, introduces an invisible, mysterious echoing sound, while aluminium chimes give children the opportunity to make their own music. Silver Betula pendula, inspired by a grove at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex, is underplanted with a colour scheme of cool blues and greens. This gradually develops in intensity until it finally explodes in a riot of bright oranges, yellows and reds using plants such as new red Iris 'County Town Red' and Geum 'Princess Juliana'.

Devon Oaks
Westlake, OH, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Alzheimer's garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC

Dixie Regional Medical Center (Intermountain Healthcare)
St. George, Utah, USA
For images, see the designer's website: Anshen+Allen Architects

Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center
Madison, WI, USA
Landscape and healing gardens
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios

Dorothy S. O'Brien Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Cancer care
University of Washington design/build class
Cancerlifeline.org

Dublin Methodist Hospital
Dublin, OH, USA
Green roof, interior atrium
Designer: Karlsberger
Visit the Dublin Methodist and Karlsberger websites for images and descriptions

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham, NC, USA
Healing garden - The Gardens are open every day without charge. Free public tours are available most weeks, and private docent-led tours may be arranged for a nominal fee. For more information and scheduling tours, call the Gardens' office at (919) 684-3698
www.cancer.duke.edu

Duncaster Wellness & Fitness Center
Bloomfield, CT, USA
Designer: Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture
Visit the designer's website for more informaiton

Edward Hospital
Naperville, IL, USA
Therapeutic water garden
Click HERE for a plan of and information about the garden. More info also on the designer's website (click on the Healthcare tab).
Designer: Hitchcock Design Group

80th Street Residence
Alzheimer's Therapy Garden
New York, NY, USA
“A Courtyard & Atrium Rooftop Garden for relaxing moments & private visits.”
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC

El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, CA, USA
Acute Care General and Cancer Center - Meditation Garden is part of the cancer center.

Emmbrook Court Very Sheltered Housing
Reading, Berkshire, UK

Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden
Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Children's; Rehabilitation Care
Children's play garden; other healing gardens; indoor atrium and greenhouse; horticultural therapy program.
Play Garden designer: Johansson Design Collaborative Inc.
Open to the public
See page 7 of this brochure for images and a description of the gardens.
Note that this is one of the most well-known and respected horticultural therapy programs in the United States. Nancy Chambers is Director.
Visit the Glass Garden website for more information

Euclid Hospital, A Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Cleveland, OH, USA
www.euclidhospital.org
Sited along Lake Erie shoreline, the healing garden includes a waterfall, stone walkways, and flower gardens, and can be accessed through the cafeteria.
See this brochure for a small picture and description: A Solid Reputation.

Fairport Baptist Home
Fairport, NY, USA
Water garden installation for an assisted living center.
Designer: Zaretsky and Associates, Inc., www.zaretskyassociates.com

Family Life Center
Sophia Louise Durbridge-Wege Living Garden
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Alzheimer's and other dementia care
See "Landscape Design: Patient-Specific Healing Gardens" in World Health Design and Cooper Marcus (2005) in references.

Franciscan Villa
South Milwaukee, WI
Facility master plan, therapeutic garden for dementia care unit, and healing garden and walkway.
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios
See http://www.franciscanvilla.org/other-services.php

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Pete Grosse House Healing Garden
Shoreline, WA, USA
Rooftop garden
Designed and built by students and faculty through the University of Washington Lansdcape Architecture program.
View a slideshow and read a description of this garden on the University of Washington website: http://www.caup.washington.edu/larch/Programs/design_build/pete/pete.php
Read Valerie Easton's article about the garden online at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw12112005/plantlife.html
See also "A Refuge on the Roof of Pete Gross House: UW landscape-architecture students transform a drab deck into an oasis of garden spaces for patients, families." (2005) and Hinshaw (2003) in references.

Friends Hospital
Borgheest Garden
A “safe” garden for the disabled and patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Psychiatric hospital
www.friendshospitalonline.org

Friendship Village Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Roger Smith Memorial Garden

Shaumburg, IL, USA
Designer: Hitchcock Design Group
See http://www.friendshipvillage.org/amenity-nature.cfm

Garden of Hope and Courage
Naples Community Hospital
Naples, Florida, USA
For more information, visit www.gardenofhopeandcourage.org or call 239.434.6697

The Gathering Place
Norma's Healing Garden
The Arnold & Sydell Miller Family Campus
Beachwood, OH, USA (near Cleveland)
Designed by Virginia Burt of Visionscapes; see images and a description of the garden on the Visionscapes site: www.visionscapes.ca/healing_gatheringplace.html
Take a virtual tour of the garden, and learn more about the Gathering Place, on their website: http://www.touchedbycancer.org/about/tour.asp

Glacier Hills Retirement Community
Wellness Garden Program
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Designer: Serve van der Voo
Read about the garden in Suzanne Perry's article, "The Importance of Nature: The Wellness Garden Program at Glacier Hills Retirement Community," published in the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Newsletter, Spring, pp. 4 & 7: http://www.med.umich.edu/alzheimers/PDF/spring-07.pdf
See images from the garden in the Glacier Hills newsletter on pages 4 and 5.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center
The Anniversary Garden

Glendale, CA, USA
Acute Care General; Cancer Center
Contact the Director of Cancer Services at 818-409-8198 for information and if you are interested in visiting the garden.

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Lloyd Wilson Garden Rotarium & Cravings Café
(part of an atrium and restaurant in the hospital facility). 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Rehabilitation Care
Atrium garden

Good Samaritan Cancer Center
Puyallup, WA, USA
Architects: Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz (KMD) Architects
See http://www.multicare.org/home/soothing-place-to/

Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center
Portland, OR, USA
Acute Care General and Rehabilitation
www.legacyhealth.org/findus/hospitals/gshmc/gshmc.ssi
See Marcus (2003) in references
Note: In the TLN's opinion, one of the best examples of a successful therapeutic garden.

Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center
Portland, OR, USA
Burn Center Garden

Greenhill House Cheshire Home
Timsbury, Bath, UK
Disability Care
Community Garden
See http://www.lcdisability.org/?lid=8302

Grace Presbyterian Village
The Camellia Wing Garden

Dallas, TX, USA
Alzheimer's
See the architect's (BHBG Landscape Architects) website:
http://www.bhbg.com/projectsgra.htm
And also: srchweb.tamu.edu/aslatx/projects/99/99cwg/99cwg.asp?which=99cwg

Harrison Memorial Hospital
Bremerton, WA, USA
Acute Care General
Rooftop garden; the garden exclusively utilizes plants with medicinal qualities
Designer: Robert Shrosbree, with NBBJ
Click HERE to see images and a description of the garden.

Note that fundraising for a new Oncology Healing Garden is also underway. From the Harrison Foundation's August 2010 newsletter:
Kitsap County resident Mark Epstein of ESA Adolfson has been selected to design Harrison's new Oncology Healing Garden. Epstein is recognized nationally for his work creating therapeutic garden designs. Harrison's garden will be located on a first-floor rooftop adjacent to the inpatient oncology unit on the Bremerton campus. Planning for the garden space – which will serve as reflective place of solace and healing for patients and their families – is underway with implementation slated for later this fall or next spring (pending progress on other planned campus renovations). The garden is being funded by community donors through the Harrison Medical Center Foundation. For more information or to make a donation, call (360) 744-6760. Visit www.harrisonfoundation.org to view a conceptual video.
Scroll down to "healing garden" to see the video, or just view it in this TLN Blog post.

Hearthstone at New Horizons
Marlborough, MA, USA
Alzheimer's
Martha Tyson and John Zeisel
Note: The Hearthstone website does not provide information about individual healing gardens, but see this page for their general approach, a sketch of a healing garden for people with Alzheimers, and some highlights from the study "Environmental Contributors to Health Outcomes in Dementia Special Care Units."

Hearthstone Alzheimer Care at Heights Crossing
Brockton, MA, USA
Alzheimer's
Martha Tyson and John Zeisel
See above - these are both Hearthstone facilities.

Holy Family Memorial Medical Center
Manitowoc, WI
Three healing gardens with a water feature and labyrinth
Zimmerman Architectural Studios, www.zastudios.com
Click HERE to view images and a description of the garden
Visit 7am-8pm daily

Homerton Hospital
East London, UK
Acute Care General

Homewood Health Centre
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Psychiatric
Designers: S. Barnhart & Nathan Perkins
The 47 acres of grounds of this private facility include garden and wooded areas, patio and container gardens, raised garden beds, a labyrinth. Homewood also hosts a Horticultural Therapy program.
Visit the Homewood website to learn more about the HT program and see a few images of the gardens.
Note: A detailed description 0f this facility, including drawings, can be found in Chapter 6 of Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes' Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations (Wiley, 1999, pp. 293-304).

Houston Hospice, Texas Medical Center
Houston, TX, USA
Click HERE to see images of the garden

Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Enid Haupt Glass Garden

New York, NY, USA
Children's; Rehabilitation Care
Children's play garden; other healing gardens; indoor atrium and greenhouse; horticultural therapy program.
Play Garden designer: Johansson Design Collaborative Inc.
Open to the public
See page 7 of this brochure for images and a description of the gardens.
Note that this is one of the most well-known and respected horticultural therapy programs in the United States.

Howard Ulfelder, MD Healing Garden
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, MA, USA
Rooftop garden on 8th Floor - open to the public
Halvorson Design Partnership (with Cambridge Seven, architects)
Learn more at the Mass General website
Here's a review of the garden from yelp.com:
Perhaps Howard Ulfelder is not the name you would associate with the most restful place in Boston, but it's right up there in every sense of the words. Created as a serene respite for cancer patients and their families, this urban spot has a magnificent view of the river, generous seating, plentiful greenery at all times of the year, gentle watercourses and because of its location, a kind of melancholy beauty that might just suit your mid-day mood.. Since everyone in the world is the family of a cancer patient, don't be shy about entering. Of course because most people are indeed shy, and because cancer patients don't seem to have a lot of time for shilly-shallying around on the roof, you may be the only person there. Dreading a colonoscopy? Come early. Come after.

Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
Courtyard Healing Garden
Commerce Township, MI, USA
Acute care general hospital
Randy Metz, ASLA, Grissim Metz Andriese Associates
Visit GMA's website to see a description and images of this garden

Immaculate Mary Nursing Home
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nursing Home
Intergenerational Courtyard Garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC

Incarnation Children's Center New York
NY, NY, USA
Designed and built by students and faculty through the University of Washington Lansdcape Architecture program.
View a slideshow and read a description of this garden on the University of Washington website: http://www.caup.washington.edu

INOVA Fairfax Hospital Healing Garden
Falls Church, VA, USA
Cardiac Care Facility and Emergency Room
Designer: Lewis Scully Gionet Inc.
http://www.inova.org/inova_fairfax_hospital/index.jsp

Institute for Child and Adolescent Development
Wellesley, MA, USA
Children's Psychiatric
Designer: Douglas Reed, ASLA
Note: Although the Institute is now closed (it was sold and is not a private residence), we have left it in the Directory because it was such a fine example of a therapeutic landscape. The garden was used both for diagnosis and treatment.
The garden was a case study in Robin Moore's chapter on Children's Gardens in Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes' Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations (Wiley, 1999).

Intermountain Health Center
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Acute Care General
Healthcare campus
Designer: The Office of James Burnett

Jerry J. Pettis Veterans Memorial Medical Center
Nursing Home Care Unit
Loma Linda, CA, USA

Jewish Home and Care Center
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Rooftop healing garden
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios

Jewish Home for the Aged
San Francisco, CA, USA
Courtyard garden

Joel Schapner Memorial Garden
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center

NY, NY, USA
Rooftop garden
Dirtworks, PC, David Kamp, ASLA
www.tcchcc.org/aids_program.html

John George Psychiatric Pavilion
San Leandro, CA, USA
Psychiatric hospital

Joseph Weld Hospice
Dorchester, UK

Judson Retirement Community
Cleveland, OH, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter, FL, USA
Jacqueline Fiske Healing Garden: Roy-Fisher.com/fiske_page.htm
The Pavilion: Roy-Fisher.com/jmc_page.htm
Designer: Roy-Fisher Associate, Roy-Fisher.com

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Vallejo, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Medical building courtyards and children's courtyard

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Designer: Babcock & Associates

Kaiser Skyline Medical Offices
Salem, OR, USA
Designer: David Evans and Associates

Kennsington
Southbury, CT, USA
Alzheimer's care
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Kimball Medical Center
Lakewood, NJ, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Healing garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Kirkhaven Nursing Home
Rochester, NY, USA
Garden for an assisted living center, including a curved pergola, waterfall wall, and entertainment space.
Designer: Zaretsky and Associates, Inc., www.zaretskyassociates.com
Click here for images and description on Zaretsky and Associates' website

Kirksville Senior Living Center
Kirksville, MO, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Walking Path
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

The Knolls of Oxford
Oxford, OH, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Memory Garden, Enabling Garden, Play Garden
Designer: Beckwith Chapman Associates, Inc.

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
New construction of a 150-year-old hospital. Move was completed in late 2001/early 2011.
Many outdoor features including accessible gardens, walking paths, meadow, woodland, garden specifically for Alzhiemer's unit, greenhouse, raised beds, many views of nature from indoors. Intergenerational garden program with volunteers from the Waldorf School (local high school) to work with patients in the greenhouse and with raised beds (guided by activity therapy program staff). Also indoor plants in atrium and patient/visitor common areas; patients may have plants in their rooms as well. Laguna Honda also has an animal farm/petting zoo with goats, ducks, geese, and other animals (farm area also has a duck pond).
Landscape Architect: The Office of Cheryl Barton
Architect: Anshen + Allen, Stantec Architecture
Visitor are welcome during hours of 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week - visitors must sign in.
Laguna Honda is a "Pebble Partner" with the Center for Health Design. For more information, visit the CHD website.
For articles about Laguna Honda, see:
"Full-service lifecare" in August 2010 issue of HealthcareDesign Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. 75-83. Article is online HERE.
"The Art of healthcare design" in the October 2010 issue of Contract Design magazine, pp. 58-64. Article is online HERE.

Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital
Pediatric Playground

Norfolk, VA, USA
Designer: LandMark Design Group (LMDG)
Built specifically for the severly mentally and physically handicapped children living at the hospital.
Read about and see images of this garden in Stephen Kelly's article on accessible playgrounds in the October 2008 issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News.

Lambeth Community Care Centre
London, UK

Legacy Health
Oregon Burn Center Garden
- First U.S. healing garden designed for burn survivors
Portland, OR, USA
Designer: Quatrefoil, Inc.
Visit the Legacy Health website to learn more about the garden and their horticultural therapy program.
Click here to read the designer's description and see pictures of the garden.
An article about the garden:
Cooper Marcus, Clare (2008). "For Burn Patients, a Place to Heal." Landscape Architecture, Vol. 98, No. 4, March, p. 78-89.
Read a portion of the article online in the LAM Archives.

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center
Stenzel Healing Garden
Green Gables Guest House Garden
Kern ICU Garden

Portland, OR, USA

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Behavioral Health Garden
for adolescent and adult psychiatric patients
Portland, OR, USA

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Healing Garden
Portland, OR, USA
Here's a YouTube video of the Healing Garden, with horticultural therapist Teresia Hazen

Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital (Officially the Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel)
Legacy Emanuel Children's Garden
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Garden
Portland, OR, USA

Legacy Hospice Services
(An affiliate of Legacy Health in Portland)
Portland, Oregon, USA
www.legacyhealth.org

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital
Vancouver, WA, USA
Several different healing gardens, with architecture planned to incorporate views of nature.
Architect: Zimmer Gunsal Frasca Partnership
Landscape Architect: Walker Macy
Click HERE to link to a pdf of Walk Macy's "Guide to the Shrubs and Perennials of the Healing Gardens."

Life Enrichment Center
Kings Mountain, NC
www.dirtworks.us/healthcare/lec.html
Designer, David Kamp, ASLA, LF, Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture, www.dirtworks.us

Linden Oaks Hospital
Naperville, IL, USA
Children's Play Garden, Sensory Garden, Reading Garden
Designer: Hitchcock Design Group, www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com

The Lodge at Broamead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Alzheimer's care
Courtyard gardens

Lodi Good Samaritan Center
Lodi, WI, USA
Continuting Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Lucas Gardens School
Canada Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Children's garden
Therapeutic gardens
Designer: Good Manors, Landscape Architects

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA, USA
"The three-story facility is organized around a central garden and courtyard that serves as a reference point and aids in wayfinding. A roof garden provides a pleasant and safe area where patients, families, and staff can meet and relax."
Their website: www.lpch.org/aboutus/HistoryAndMission/
Designer: Anshen+Allen Architects

Lynwood Continuing Care Center
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nursing Home/Continuting Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Manor Care Health Services Home
Potomac, MD, USA
Nursing Home & Alzheimer's care

Maplewood Nursing Home
Webster, NY, USA
Water garden, woodland trail and planting installation for an assisted living center.
Designer: Zaretsky and Associates, Inc., www.zaretskyassociates.com

Marianjoy Hospital
Wheaton, IL, USA
Enabling and Rehabilitation garden
Designer: Hitchcock Design Group, www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com

Marin General Hospital Cancer Center
Greenbrae, CA, USA
Designer: Delaney Cochran & Castillo

Marriott's Shipley Manor
Wilmington, NJ, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Courtyard garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Martin Luther-Holt Home
Holt, MI, USA
Alzheimer's care

Mary Lyon Nursing Home
Hampden, MA, USA
Alzheimer's care
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Howard Ulfelder, MD Healing Garden
Boston, MA, USA
Rooftop garden on 8th Floor - open to the public
Halvorson Design Partnership (with Cambridge Seven, architects)
Learn more at the Mass General website
Here's a review of the garden from yelp.com:
Perhaps Howard Ulfelder is not the name you would associate with the most restful place in Boston, but it's right up there in every sense of the words. Created as a serene respite for cancer patients and their families, this urban spot has a magnificent view of the river, generous seating, plentiful greenery at all times of the year, gentle watercourses and because of its location, a kind of melancholy beauty that might just suit your mid-day mood.. Since everyone in the world is the family of a cancer patient, don't be shy about entering. Of course because most people are indeed shy, and because cancer patients don't seem to have a lot of time for shilly-shallying around on the roof, you may be the only person there. Dreading a colonoscopy? Come early. Come after.

Massachusetts General Hospital/North Shore Cancer Center
Danvers, MA, USA
Under construction; see this article for more details

Massey Cancer Center Healing Garden
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, USA
Rooftop garden
Designer: EDAW and the Massey Cancer Center Healing Garden Committee (an all volunteer committee)
"Healing Garden Grows at Massey Cancer Center"
"VCU Massey Cancer Center hosts community celebration to dedicate the nation's newest cancer research laboratory"

Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Walking trails

McLaren Healthcare Village
Independence Township, MI, USA
Garden of Healing and Renewal
Acute Care General Hospital & Cancer Center
Four acre public therapeutic garden (open to the community as well as to users of McLaren Healthcare Village
Designer: Professional Engineering Associates, Inc.
Click HERE to see images and a description of the garden.

Meadow Lakes CCRC
Hightstown, NJ, USA
Alzhiemer's care/Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Courtyard garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Medford Leas CCRC
Medford, NJ, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Courtyard garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Medical Center of Central Massachusetts
Worcester, MA, USA

Medical Center of the Rockies
Poudre Valley Health System / Regional West Health Services
Loveland, Colorado, USA
Heart and Trauma Hospital: Gardens designed for patient families, doctors, and other hospital personnel for restorative properties. This hospital is targeting LEED Gold Certification.
Description courtesy BHA Design Inc: Two interior open air courtyards with water features, one roof top terrace garden with seating and mountain views, one healing walk/loop with reflexology path, ÒOrganicÓ Cafeteria courtyard with large native stone planted walls, babbling stream, sculptural art, waterfalls, built in BBQ grill, aspen forest, ample spring bulbs, resort style lighting and climate adapted landscape. The hospital also has a perimeter trail loop, regional trail connectivity, public picnic shelter on trail, recreation integrated wetland storm water management / detention basin.
See images of the project on the BHA Design website.
PVHS official webpage: https://vic.pvhs.org
Recent Award: Buildings.com Greener Facilities Grand Prize
Other awards include a 2008 CCASLA Merit Award for Design
Designers: Bruce Hendee, Angela Milewski, and Jason Messaros of BHA Design Inc.

Methodist Country House
Wilmington, DE, USA
Alzheimer's care
Courtyard garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Milwaukee Jewish Home - Helen Bader Alzheimer's Garden
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Designer: Martha Tyson & Gary Urban

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Medical Center
Nashville, TN, USA
Children's Hospital (staff also have a private garden)
http://www.vanderbiltchildrens.com/interior.php?mid=1360

Monter Cancer Care Center
Long Island Jewish Hospital
Long Island, NY, USA
http://www.northshorelij.com/body.cfm?ID=5826
Designer: Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture, www.dirtworks.us

Mount Zion Clinical Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
Designer: Katsy Swan and Ann Chamberlain (originally a Thomas Church design)
See Marcus (2001) in references

Naples Community Hospital
Garden of Hope and Courage
Naples, FL, USA
For more information, visit www.gardenofhopeandcourage.org or call 239.434.6697

Naval Hospital
Bremerton, WA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Nature trail

The Nazareth Home
Louisville, KY, USA
Alzheimer's care
Designer: Beckwith Chapman and Associates, Inc.

NIH Clinical Center - Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge
Bethesda, MD, USA
Patio and walking paths
clinicalcenter.nih.gov/familylodge
"The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at NIH offers a home-like place of respite for families and loved ones of adult patients who are receiving care at the NIH Clinical Center, the nation's premier clinical research hospital. Just steps away from the NIH Clinical Center, the Safra Family Lodge was designed as an early 1900 English Arts and Crafts manor. Surrounding gardens offer a spacious patio, quiet walking paths and serene seating areas. "

Noble Horizons
Continuting Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Salisbury, CT, USA
www.noblehorizons.org
From their website: "Beauty is all around you at Noble Horizons. The country campus of our 104 acre retirement community encompasses wooded paths, meandering roads, broad sweeps of lawn and a pond surrounded by birches, flowering shrubs, and perennials."

Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Sherri Hinderstein Memorial Garden

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Designer: Delaney Cochran & Castillo

Northeast Center for Special Care
Lake Katrine, NY, USA
Atrium and grounds
Transitional Living Center
www.northeastcenter.com

North York General Hospital Long Term Care facility
North York, Ontario, Canada
Continuting Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Courtyard gardens
Designer: Quinn Design Associates Inc.

Novato Community Hospital
Novato, CA, USA
Acute Care General

Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Alzheimer's Care

The Orchards Assisted Living Residence
Jackson, NJ, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Oregon Veteran's Home
The Dalles, OR, USA
Nursing Home
Designer: David Evans and Associates

Ottawa Health Sciences Center
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Acute Care General Hospital

Ottawa Regional Cancer Center
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Overlake Hospital
Bellevue, WA, USA
Designer: Site Workshop LLC and NBBJ (architect)
Photos by John Souza at Greenscreen
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Oxford County Long Term Care Facility
Ingersol and Tillonsburg, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Courtyard therapeutic gardens
Designer: Quinn Design Associates Inc.

    Palomar Medical Center West (may still be under construction)
    Escondido, CA, USA
    According to Jain Malkin in A Visual Reference for Evidence-Based Design, "This is a 'hospital-within-a-garden' concept. Courtyards punctuate the diagnostics and testing facility, enhancing wayfinding orientation and offering a view of nature to the users..."
    Designer: Anshen+Allen Architects

Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Knoxville, TN, USA
Rooftop Therapy Park
Designer: Michael Versen, ASLA
www.patneal.org/park1.html

Paynesville Area Hospital Meditation Garden
Paynesville, MN
Contact: 320.243.7938
Designer: Brian Hamer, Rock-Heads MN, Inc.
View images of the garden on the PAHCS website
View the Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog post about the garden

Peel Region Long Term Care Facility
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Therapeutic gardens
Designer: Quinn Design Associates Inc.

Pete Gross House Healing Garden - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Residential Rooftop Garden for Cancer Patients
Shoreline WA, USA
Rooftop garden
Designed and built by students and faculty through the University of Washington Lansdcape Architecture program.
View a slideshow and read a description of this garden on the University of Washington website: http://www.caup.washington.edu/larch/Programs/design_build/pete/pete.php
Read Valerie Easton's article about the garden online at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw12112005/plantlife.html
See also "A Refuge on the Roof of Pete Gross House: UW landscape-architecture students transform a drab deck into an oasis of garden spaces for patients, families." (2005) and Hinshaw (2003) in references.

Pine Lake Nursing Home
Healing garden, including a fishing pier, funded by a grant from Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration
Greenville, FL, USA
Phone: 850.948.4601

Pomerado Hospital
Poway, CA, USA
Interior therapeutic garden

Porter Hills Retirement Community
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Alzheimer's Garden, Kitchen Garden, Harmony Garden, and Woodland Garden
Designer: Hitchcock Design Group, www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com

Portland MemoryGarden
Portland, OR, USA
Public garden for people with Alzheimer's (part of the City of Portland parks system)
Visit this website for more information: http://www.centerofdesign.org/pages/memorygarden.htm
Note: Although this garden is not technically a "healthcare garden," we include it here because its design is based on many of the principles used in therapeutic garden design.

Post Inn Village Long Term Care Facility
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Two therapeutic garden courtyards, one that includes multi-generational day care
Designer: Visionscapes Landscape Architects Inc., www.visionscapes.ca

Promise Alternative - Adult Alzheimer's Day Care Center
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Prospect Park Assisted Living Residence
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Adult Social Day Care Alzheimer's Garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Providence Benedictine Nursing Center
Mt. Angel, Oregon, USA
Courtyard therapy garden
Serves residents, families and staff from a 98-bed nursing facility and 53-apartment Assisted Living Facility.
Designer: Brian Bainnson, ASLA, Quatrefoil, Inc., www.quatrefoilinc.net
Built in 2005
Open to the public business hours M-F
See the Quatrefoil website for description and images.

Providence Hospital Healing Garden
Washington D.C., USA
Designer: Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., www.mahanrykiel.com
Click on www.mahanrykiel.com/senior01.php for images and description.

Providence Centre Alzheimer Day Care Program
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Healing Garden
Portland, OR, USA
www.providence.org
Installed by Kurisu International, Inc.

Quebec Sheltered Housing
Bath, UK
Sheltered Housing

Queen of Peace Residence
Queens, NY, USA
Nursing Home

Rachel's Courtyard at Presbyterian Hospital
Presbyterian Hospital Children's Medical Center
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Children's rooftop garden
www.phs.org/PHS/childrens/rachel/index.htm
Designer: Richard A. Borkovetz, Landscape Architecture

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
Children's hospital and health center
The Leichtag Family Healing GardenCarley's Magical Gardens, The Parent Center, family lounges and courtyards
www.chsd.org
Designer: Delaney Cochran & Castillo

Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center
UC San Diego Medical Center
La Jolla, CA, USA
Click here to see images of the building and gardens, or visit the designers' websites:
Architect: Zimmer Gunsal Frasca Partnership
Landscape Architect: Katherine Spitz Associates, Inc. (KSA)

Regina Retirement Center - Tabitha Memory Care Garden
Hastings, MN, USA
Alzheimer's care

The Retreat
York, UK
Psychiatric hospital

Rhode Island Veteran's Home
Bristol, RI, USA
Nursing Home

Riverside Hospital
Kankakee, IL, USA
Spiritual Healing Garden
Designer: Hitchcock Design Group, www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com

Rivington House
New York, NY, USA
Designer: Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture, www.dirtworks.us

Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY, USA
Entry gardens and outdoor waiting area for visitors; healing garden in central courtyard of hospital.
Designer: Zaretsky and Associates, Inc., www.zaretskyassociates.com
Click here for images and description on Zaretsky and Associates' website

Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Adolescent Treatment Center
Rosecrance Serenity Garden
Healing Garden for adolescents undergoing treatment for substance abuse, and for the staff and families who support them.
Rockford, IL, USA
Designer: Kurisu International, Inc.
For images and description, visit the Rosecrance website and the Kurisu Portfolio - Rosecrance

Rosener House
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Adult Day-Support for Seniors with Disabilities
Some images available on the Rosener House website, and from the designer, Robert La Rocca & Associates

Royal Alexandra Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Atrium

Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital
London, UK
Acute Care General
Courtyard garden

Royal Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Hospital - Hartington Wing
Chesterfield, UK

Royal Ottawa Hospital Long Term Care Facility
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Courtyard therapeutic gardens
Designer: Quinn Design Associates Inc.

 

Saanich Peninsula Hospital
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Nursing Home

Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend (PeaceHealth)
Springfield, OR, USA
"Siting of the buildings preserves existing wetlands and tree groves, providing a scenic, healing environment designed to create a ''total patient experience'' with a central focus on the patient and family while allowing for operational efficiency, flexibility, and potential for expansion."
See images at: Anshen+Allen Architects

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Lebanon, OR, USA
Serves 4 distinct populations: Infusion therapy patients, birthing patients, students and educators, and staff and visitors.
http://www.Samhealth.org/shs_facilities/lch/m
Designer: Kurisu International, Inc.

San Francisco California General Hospital - The Comfort Garden
San Francisco, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital

Santa Fe Cancer Center at St. Vincent Hospital
Santa Fe, NM, USA
Healing garden
Designer: The Landscape Group; Raquel Casillas-Hughes; Nancy Dickenson

Santa Rosa Community Hospital - Linnaeus Physik Garden
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital

Schnaper Memorial Garden
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
NY, NY
Designer: Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture, www.dirtworks.us

Scottsdale Memorial Hospital North
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
"Borrowed landscape"

Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Designer: Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
From a 2009 World Interior Design Network article:
"...the 4,786 square feet healing garden features shaded outdoor gathering spaces and paths interwoven with lush hummingbird and butterfly gardens coupled with water features. The multi-sensory garden is visible from many of the hospital's patient rooms in the open air courtyard. A seamless entrance and open views to the healing garden have been made possible by remodeling the hospital lobby. The healing garden complements the original art displayed throughout the medical facility and the homely design of the private patient rooms. The garden is expected to act as a soothing, calming place both for patients and visitors, says Jean Knoedler, hospital vice president and administrator."

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
La Jolla, CA, USA
Designer: The Office of James Burnett

Sedgewood Commons
Falmouth, ME, USA
Alzheimer's care
Healing gardens for specific stages of Alzheimer's
Designer: Robert C. Hoover, ASLA

Serenity Hollow Farm
Franklin, TN, USA
Disabled Care (mental and physical)
Designer: Paula and David Dumont
See Dannenmaier (1995) in references

The Sequoias - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Roofdecks with several different themed gardens, including Asian Garden, Formal Garden, California Native Garden, Perennial Garden, Grass Garden, Shade Garden, and Resident's Garden
Designer: Robert La Rocca & Associates
Click HERE to take virtual tours of the gardens

Shalom Village Seniors Facility - Gussie Sobel Healing Garden and others
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Designer: Visionscapes Landscape Architects Inc., www.visionscapes.ca

Shepherd's Home
Penfield, NY, USA
Hospice healing gardens
Designer: Zaretsky and Associates, Inc., www.zaretskyassociates.com

Shipley Manor - Sunrise Senior Living
Wilmington, NJ, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Courtyard garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Sibley Memorial Hospital Memoial Healing Garden
Washington D.C., USA
Designer: Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., www.mahanrykiel.com

SickKids
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Indoor atrium garden is a 90 story, glass-roofed atrium
Designer: Eberhard Zeidler of Zeidler Roberts Partnership
www.sickkids.on.ca

Solheim Lutheran Home for Alzheimer's facility
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Designer: Holly Kawayma

Sonoma Valley Hospital
Sonoma, CA, USA
Acute Care General
Two courtyard gardens: "One courtyard contains a grove of white birch trees set in a mass planting of blue agapanthus. The courtyard's contrast of forms and colors can be viewed from a glass corridor that connects the original hospital to the new addition. A second courtyard is used as a rest area and for family gathering. This courtyard has stepping stones set in moss and a dense perimeter planting which creates a serene, relaxing environment."
From designer Robert La Rocca & Associates' website.

Southwest Washington Medical Center
Vancuouver, WA, USA
Swmedicalcenter.com/body.cfm?id=2035

St. Agnes Hospital
Fond du Lac, WI, USA
Memorial entry garden and Angel of Hope garden
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios

St. Ann's Home
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Healing gardens for senior residents
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios

St. Anthony Hospital
Gig Harbor, WA, USA
Designer: ZGF Architects , Seattle
Recipient of the 2010 Design & Health International Academy Award for Sustainable Design. Judges' remarks: “The design approach of this outstanding project focused on the interconnection between nature, health and wellbeing, reflecting and making use of the stunning local backdrop of wooded forests, panoramic landscapes and views of the water.”

“We tried to design the building so it's transparent and connects back to the forest and the landscape,” he said. “The building breathes and infuses daylight, reflecting the changing light conditions… It also embodies the spirit of the Peninsula and the sense of community identity.”
- Allyn Stellmacher, design partner at ZGF's Seattle office

" The green features include the preservation of more than half of the site's vegetation and replanting of the disturbed areas with indigenous plants, a “green buffer” that reduces visual and noise pollution, a stormwater-catchment system that filters the water back to the wetlands, a healing garden that uses recycled water, and nature trails. Inside, the extensive use of daylight creates a more energy-efficient space; other energy controls were also implemented. The project used many green materials, including low-VOC paints, sealants and adhesives."- Excerpt from article in the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal

St. George's Hospital
London, UK
Acute Care General Hospital

St. John Neumann Nursing Home
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Adult Social Day Care Alzheimer's Garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Olson Family Garden
St. Louis, MO, USA
Rooftop garden with horticultural therapy program
Designer: EDAW, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Horticultural Therapist: Gary Wangler
For a description, images, and a virtual tour, see the St. Louis Children's Hospital website, www.stlouischildrens.org.
See Hammatt (2002) in references
Note: This is one of the best examples of both a children's garden and a rooftop garden in the healthcare setting.
Here's a description from the website (link above):
Just outside St. Louis Children's Hospital's eighth floor, patients have a unique setting to enjoy time with nature, a private walk or quiet reflection. The 8,000-square-foot Olson Family Garden , an interactive rooftop oasis designed expressly for children and families who want a place for privacy, solace and healing. In addition to a variety of places to sit and rest, including a swing, benches and small coves, children enjoy crafts, puppet shows and performances by storytellers. Other features include waterfalls, winding paths and steppingstones that take garden visitors from fountains to flowerbeds to ponds filled with goldfish and views of nearby Forest Park. According to hospital chaplain Rev. Connie Madden, the garden represents a place for families and staff to “re-center.” “I've discovered that the garden works like a sanctuary,” she explains. “People go there to feel safe and less harried.” Children who can't go outdoors enjoy the garden's sculptures, fountains and plants from windows in the newly renovated Child Life Services Center, an educational facility that offers a child-friendly playroom, a teen lounge and school room. The garden is also lit at night, and has featured special decorations during the holidays.

St. Louis Children's Hospital
"Together We Play" All-Inclusive Playground

St. Louis, MO, USA
Designer: SWT Design
Read about and see images of this garden in Stephen Kelly's article on accessible playgrounds in the October 2008 issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News.

St. Luke's Hospital Master Plan
Bethlehem, PA, USA
Designer: Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., www.mahanrykiel.com

St. Lukes Medical Center
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Healing garden courtyard
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios

St. Martha Manor Nursing Home
Downingtown, PA, USA
Intergenerational courtyard garden
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

St. Mary's Hospital
Newport, Isle of Wight, UK
Acute Care General Hospital

St. Mary's Hospital
San Francisco, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Roof terrace

St. Mary Manor Nursing Home
Lansdale, PA, USA
Alzheimer's care
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

St. Michael Hospital
Texarcana, TX, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Designer: The Office of James Burnett
See Leccese (1995) in references

St. Rita's Oncology Center
Lima, OH, USA
Healing and meditative gardens
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios

St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus
www.unce.unr.edu/Southern/mg/projects_strose-siena.html

St. Thomas' Hospital
London, UK
Acute Care General Hospital

Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Atrium garden

STARS: Sub-Acute Treatment for Adolescent Rehabilitation Services
San Leandro, CA, USA
Psychiatric (teen)
Designer: The Design Partnership
STARS was a case study in Naomi Sachs' chapter on psychiatric hospitals in Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes' Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations (Wiley, 1999).

Sunrise at Fair Oaks
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Assisted Living Facility
Designer: Lewis Scully Gionet Inc.
Sunriseseniorliving.com

Sunrise at Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA, USA
Senior Living Facility
Designer: Lewis Scully Gionet Inc.
Sunriseseniorliving.com

Sunrise at Reston Town Center
Reston, VA, USA
Assisted Living Facility
Designer: Lewis Scully Gionet Inc.

Tabor Hills Retirement Facility
Naperville, IL, USA
Alzheimer's/Dementia garden
Designer: Hitchcock Design Group, www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com

Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center - Joel Schnaper Memorial Garden
NY, NY, USA
Rooftop garden
Designer: Dirtworks, PC, www.dirtworks.us
www.tcchcc.org/aids_program.html

The Tillers Senior Healthcare Residence
Oswego, IL, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Therapeutic garden
Designer: Hitchcock Design Group, www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com

Trinity Hospice, Clapham
London, UK

UMMS Weinberg Building Interior Healing Garden
Baltimore, MD, USA
Designer: Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., www.mahanrykiel.com
Click on www.mahanrykiel.com/senior03.php for images and description.

University Medical Center North
Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Center Clinic (Arizona Cancer Center)
Healing Garden

Tuscon, AZ, USA
Designers: Ten Eyck Landscape Architects; Anshen & Allen Architects
An article in DPR Review, "Building a Healing Environment in Tucson," provides images and a description.

University of California, Davis, Medical Center
Sacramento, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Urban wildlife preserve

University of Virginia Children's Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA, USA

University of Washington Medical Center Healing Garden
Seattle, WA, USA
Rooftop garden
Designed and built by students and faculty through the University of Washington Lansdcape Architecture program.
View a slideshow and read a description of this garden on the University of Washington website: www.caup.washington.edu

Upper Valley Medical Centers
Troy, OH, USA
Designer: Beckwith Chapman and Associates, Inc.

Versa Care-Brantford Long Term Care Facility
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Designer: Visionscapes Landscape Architects Inc., www.visionscapes.ca

Villa Guadalupe, Little Sisters of the Poor
Gallup, NM, USA
Nursing Home

Victoria General Hospital
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Acute Care General Hospital

The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
Harvard, MA, USA
"Our objective is to provide a healing environment that provides a range of complementary therapies, psychosocial support, educational programs and access to nature for those experiencing breast cancer."
Located on 8 acres of gardens, developed over 30 years by Virginia Thurston.
www.healinggarden.net
Note: Although this garden is not technically a healthcare garden, we include it here because it was designed specifically to serve people with cancer.

Volunteers of America Alzheimer's Garden
Boston, MA, USA
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Center
University of Alberta Hospitals
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Acute Care General Hospital
Atrium

Wasau Hospital
Wausau, WI, USA
Acute Care General Hospital

Wellesley Hospital - Rekai Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Courtyard therapeutic gardens
Designer: Quinn Design Associates Inc.

Wesley Woods Hospital of Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, GA, USA
Acute Care, Geriatric
Contact: Kirk Hines, HTR
Horticultural Therapist II
Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (404) 728-4586
Email: Kirk.Hines@emoryhealthcare.org

Westminster Canterbury CCRC
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Community
Designer: Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., www.mahanrykiel.com

West Allis Memorial Hospital - The Aurora Women's Pavilion
West Allis, WI, USA
Designer: Joe Hanauer, ASLA

West Dorset Hospital
West Dorset, UK
Acute Care General Hospital

West Park Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rehabilitation Care & Continuing Care
Designer: Mary Jane Lovering, Vertechs Design, Inc.

West Toronto Support Services
Alzheimer Garden
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Designer: Quinn Design Associates Inc.

Whitby Mental Health Centre (now Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences)
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Psychiatric Hospital
Whitby was a case study in Naomi Sachs' chapter on psychiatric hospitals in Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes' Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations (Wiley, 1999).

William Beaumont Hospital
Debra Saber-Salisbury Memorial Garden
Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Interior atrium garden
Designer: Grissim Metz Andriese Associates, Inc., www.gma-la.com
Click HERE to see a description and images of this garden - from Homepage, go to Portfolio, then Healthcare Projects

William Merritt Disabled Centre
Leeds, UK
Disabled Care
Demonstration garden

Willow Glen Continuing Care Retirement Community
Alzheimer's Garden
Lancaster, PA, USA
Designer: Design for Generations, LLC, www.designforgenerations.com

Woodland Park Medical Center
Woodland, OR, USA
Designer: David Evans and Associates

Woodlands Nursing Home
Lambeth, UK

Woodstock Hospital Long Term Care Facility
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Courtyard therapeutic gardens
Designer: Quinn Design Associates Inc.

Woodwinds Health Campus
Woodbury, MN, USA
Six gardens on the campus:
* Sensory Garden
* Oak Savanna
* Moonlight Garden
* Wildflower Meadow
* Sumac Ridge
* Tribute Garden
See the Woodwinds website for more details
Note: This hospital was recommended by a patient who said " I live in Minnesota and my area hospital, Woodwinds Health Campus, is situated in a beautiful wooded area surrounded by SIX "healing gardens" with walking paths and places to stop and meditate. It should certainly be part of your list!"

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Yasushi (Peace) Restorative Garden
Open free of charge to cancer patients and their providers
West Palm Beach, FL
Contact email: Restorative.Garden@gmail.com
Designer: Kurisu International, Inc.
Read an article about the garden by clicking here ("Paradise Regained," by Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub in the Oman Tribune).
Note: Although this garden is not in a healthcare facility, we list in in the healthcare gardens section since it serves cancer patients and their providers.

Zilber Family Hospice Center
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Landscape and healing gardens
Designer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios

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