RVH Healing Garden – Nature is Restorative


“Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden”

RVH Healing Garden Sanctuary

A healing garden is a place of refuge in a hospital.  It is a tranquil retreat where patients, their loved ones, caregivers and staff can ‘recharge’.

The Healing Garden at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital is certainly that and more.  It is a beautifully landscaped area located in the front of the hospital complete with a soothing water feature, a lovely gazebo equipped with comfortable and relaxing furniture surrounded by greenery, blooming flowers all encompassed by a natural stone walkway.


Throughout the RVH Healing Garden, memorial tributes are evident on the stones at the water feature, throughout the walkway on the bricks and stones and on the stones surrounding the circular planter centering the garden.  It is a special way to pay tribute to a loved one in a tranquil and beautiful garden setting.  If you would like more information, please contact the RVH Foundation office.

Healing Garden water wall featuring memorial stones for loved ones

A healing garden can be a place of quiet solitude, but it can also provide a space for socialization and inspire a sense of community among those who use it.

Serene spots to sit and enjoy nature

In 1992, before she succumbed to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Mary Egan told her husband Terry that she would like a garden created for the use and comfort of other cancer patients who, like her, were forced to stay in the sterile hospital environment. Terry has made it his life’s work to fulfill his wife’s mission, funneling his time and personal resources to make it a reality. In 2009, Terry Egan began the project at RVH and his project has continued to grow over the years with thanks to an amazing committee and wonderful community support.

Expansion plans continue for the RVH Healing Garden. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact the RVH Foundation office.

“Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden”

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