Photo credit: Harmony Wolgemuth

Cross Cancer Institute Healing Garden

Client Cross Cancer Institute Healing Garden

Location Edmonton | Alberta

The Cross Cancer Institute Volunteer Association developed a healing garden in commemoration of the association’s 50th anniversary. The challenge of creating a serene and therapeutic place within a small, sloped area bounded by an ambulance bay and a parking lot was great. The design solution was to create a plaza, bounded by a serpentine bench, a pergola, and a custom feature wall, punctuated with planting nodes rich with texture and foliage of various colours. The plaza provides individual and group users with a flexible space that can accommodate a range of informal and organized activities, while the feature wall provides a location for patients to display their artwork.