Therapeutic Gardens

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Gardens support healing

Healing takes many forms. One of those is using plants and gardening to help patients of all ages recover. Gardens in health care, called therapeutic gardens, support health and well-being. Research shows that gardens in healing settings provide many benefits, often helping patients to leave the hospital faster, take less pain medication and suffer fewer complications.

A national leader

Legacy Health is a leader in therapeutic gardens. We feature Healing Gardens across our campuses to offer therapy, a peaceful setting and gathering places for events and community walks. Many of our gardens are nationally recognized for their healing design and several have been featured in Landscape Architecture magazine and the Wall Street Journal. "The Legacy gardens ... set an international benchmark," one expert said. 

For more information on Legacy's Therapeutic Gardens, please contact Meghan Mckiernan at 503-413-6507.

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Save the Date: Portland Memory Garden Celebrates 21st Anniversary 

Please join Legacy Therapeutic Garden team members and other major partners on June 22, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the garden to acknowledge the services this garden provides to the local community and for families supporting their loved ones living with dementia. Enjoy learning and engaging with tabling by partners, nature activities, reconnect with organizations and community members who supported the construction and continued garden maintenance and programming. Meet and engage with HTRs involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and programing of the garden.