Healing Gardens

Providing a space for healing and restoration

The restorative properties of a garden are legendary. Nature provides a tranquil sanctuary for the most distressed soul, providing comfort, beauty and a safe place to heal from injuries both physical and emotional in nature.

NGC members create a variety of healing gardens, including for the blind, deaf-blind, hearing impaired, or those with other disabilities. Our members also create specially designed gardens to help children and adults with disabilities develop skills and improve their social, psychological and physical wellbeing through gardening activities. We show our love and respect for the United States and honor our veterans by planting Blue Star and Gold Star Memorial gardens. To honor those who have survived breast cancer, we encourage our club members to plant pink flowers in gardens across the country as part of the "Plant it Pink!" initiative, our effort to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Therapy gardens are designed to provide a relaxing and sensory experience. Flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses can be planted at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, cancer centers, assisted living facilities, memorial gardens, private gardens, school and community gardens, and more.

For more information, or to submit photos and project descriptions, contact:
Carcille C. Burchette,
Chairman: Healing Gardens for Hope and Awareness