Scripps Healing Garden

This weekend, we had the opportunity to do a complete makeover of the healing garden at Scripps Encinitas Hospital.

The open air garden is at the center of the hospital and provides a rest area for families and patients in the brain injury ward.

A big thank you to North Coast Church Community Service for bringing 60 volunteers during the two-day project. We were able to provide over 200 hours of labor—and 3.5 tons of materials were brought in and out of the garden. Wow!

The new additions: Planter boxes filled with drought-resistant plants, raised garden, six yards of Arizona River Rock, a three-tier succulent fountain, and a therapy potting table for stroke and brain injury patients to meet their unique needs. Each patient will get to plant their own pot and take home with them upon completion of therapy!

The garden was a special place for our family last summer when we were here for a month after Greg’s stroke, and we hope it continues to provide the healing power of nature’s touch for the many families that will continue to search for a peaceful haven while in the hospital.