By Sarah Klein
The Victoria General Hospital Foundation broke ground Tuesday on a new miracle garden.
The 13,000-square-foot healing garden is designed to bring patients, staff, families, and the community into closer contact with the healing power of nature.
Research shows that gardens are able to provide relief from the stress that most often accompanies illness and treatment, alleviation of physical symptoms, and less need for medication.
The garden will include a large water feature, gardens of flowers and herbs, and a unique children’s play area. It is designed for use in all seasons and has the potential to be used for therapeutic classes, staff exercise programs, talks, or spiritual gatherings.
Work on the $1.5 million project — raised entirely by donations — will begin later this year.