Healing Garden Designed to Comfort Patients
Farnsworth Group was selected to provide the Healing Garden Design for the New OSF Hospice House located along Route 6 and next to the Center of Health on the north side of Peoria.
The new garden provides opportunity for patients to view elements of the garden from their beds, or to sit outside in the garden as well. Elements of the garden include 2 water features, a shelter for protection from the sun, various seating areas throughout the garden, and an all-season plant palette to provide as much color and interest as possible. Landscape lighting was added to provide viewing of the garden at night as well.
Special care has been given to design elements for the ease of the patients as well as the family members that are visiting. Some of those details include pathways that have been widened to provide better access for patients in wheel chairs, seating arrangements that allow for wheel chair access, and large canopy shade trees to provide protection from the sun.