Healing garden: Enjoy outdoor therapy year-round

The new healing garden at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center will provide four seasons of interest, as well as a place of solace and refuge for patients and their loved ones. Team members in need of a break in a natural setting will also enjoy the outdoor environment. Gardens seem particularly able to provide healing and refreshment along with an improved outlook. Perhaps we intrinsically find nature and beauty engrossing and soothing.

In the spring, native trees, including fringe tree, redbuds, cornelian cherry dogwood and dogwood “Constellation,” will provide beautiful blooms of yellow, purple and white. Summer will provide drifts of color from native geraniums, sedges, sedums and foam flowers. Late summer plantings into fall will provide fragrant blooms and exquisite fall colors with summersweet, sweet shrub, star magnolia and beautyberry. Even in the winter, visitors will enjoy the persistent purple berries of beautyberry, hellebore blooms, and the orange and yellow flowers of the witch hazel tree. Be sure to visit the garden in all four seasons to reduce stress, receive the comfort nature provides and reduce mental fatigue.

Interested in making a contribution to support the new healing garden? Please visit below to make a donation online. Join us for the ribbon-cutting on June 12 from 4-6pm.