Legacy's Gardens

Gardens in Health Care 2014 Conference 

Gardens in Health Care 2014 conference is now open for registration. 

Register online here:
(Conference fees include lunch and non-lunch options. Choose your preference from the drop-down menu on the registration page.)


We are also offering a tour of several secured gardens. Preregistration is required with only 20 spots available. We are sorry there is no on-site registration available for this event. Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent with meeting place. Thank you.


"The Legacy Gardens are amazing. They set an international benchmark."
Roger S. Ulrich, Ph. D., Department of Architecture and Centre for Healthcare Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Therapeutic retreats

These tranquil settings are therapeutic retreats for patients, their families and visitors, hospital staff and the public.

Family fun in the garden

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

  • Oregon Burn Center Garden, the country's first healing garden designed for burn survivors.  
  • Behavioral Health Garden for adolescent and adult psychiatric patients

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center Lewis & Floetta Ide Healing Garden

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Healing Garden

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Healing Garden (in the planning stage)

Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

  • The Terrace Garden, third floor
  • Randall Children's Hospital Garden
  • Experience spring events in the garden
  • View entries from our guestbook
  • Read The Oregonian's column and blog post

Help our gardens grow: Make a contribution today

Support Legacy Health's healing gardens through the purchase of a tile or brick.

Learn about how you can help our gardens grow:

  • Featured areas to support
  • Ways to give

More garden related information

Interested in volunteering? Learn more 

Support groups:

  • Garden cancer support groups

    Monthly plant ID list:
  • Seniors - come out and join us: 

    Neighborhood Walks maps:


    Teresia M. Hazen, MEd, HTR, QMHP, is coordinator of Legacy Therapeutic Gardens and Horticulture Therapy. Hazen. Legacy Health promotes gardens in health care to create supportive environments of care for patients, families, visitors, staff and neighbors.

    Hazen, who has been with Legacy Health since 1991, pioneered the horticultural therapy program and therapeutic gardens for Legacy’s long-term care and skilled nursing patients. Today, she oversees 10 therapeutic gardens and horticultural therapy work through the Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and the Legacy Oregon Burn Center. The Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Stenzel Healing Garden was recognized by the American Horticultural Therapy Association Therapeutic Garden Award in 1998. The Children’s Hospital Garden received the same honor in 2000 and the Oregon Burn Center Garden in 2006. 

    In addition to being a Registered Horticultural Therapist, Hazen holds a master of education degree (M.Ed.) and a K–12 administrative credential. She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).  The focus of her training has been pediatrics, gerontology, addictions counseling, special education, horticulture and curriculum design. 

    Hazen calls upon her extensive, broad-based background to facilitate interdisciplinary garden design teams and to develop therapeutic programs in health care gardens. She is also responsible for aspects of fund development, marketing, public relations and volunteer services to sustain the garden programs. 

    Hazen served on the American Horticultural Therapy Association Board of Directors from 1995–1999.  In 2003, the Horticultural Association recognized her leadership by honoring her with the Rhea McCandliss Professional Service Award. In 2007, the American Horticultural Society awarded Hazen the annual HT award for national leadership.  In 2012, the Portland Garden Club recognized her with their “Outstanding Achievement Award.”

    For 10 years, she has served as an instructor for the Chicago Botanic Garden Healthcare Garden Design Certificate program and for six years teaching at the University of Washington Certificate in Therapeutic/Healing Gardens program. She has taught, lectured and consulted regarding gardens in health care, horticultural therapy for a wide variety of populations, benefits of gardening, benefits of nearby nature, therapeutic garden design, participatory design process and gardens in senior living communities in the U.S., Japan, Korea, China, Canada, France and Britain.