Healing Garden Comforts Patients
Farnsworth Group was selected to provide the design for the Healing Garden at the OSF Hospice House.
The new garden provides opportunity for patients to view elements of the garden from their beds or enjoy them outdoors. Elements of the garden include two water features, a shelter for protection from the sun, various seating areas throughout the garden, and an all-season plant palette to provide color and interest. Landscape lighting was added to provide enjoyment in the evenings and into the night.
Special care was given to design elements for the ease of use for patients and visitors. Design considerations included wide pathways for wheelchair patients and seating arrangements that accommodate wheelchairs. Large canopy shade trees provide protection from the sun.