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Healing Garden Construction Starts

Erin Grajek

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. in collaboration with D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health and the 2014 Leaf a Legacy project is creating an outdoor Healing Garden at the Botanical Gardens after two years of planning.

On the heels of the National Garden Festival 2014, this garden is becoming a reality. The LEAF a Legacy project represents the evolution of the National Garden Festival’s Front Yard Contest, allowing local landscapers to join together annually in a non-competitive environment to give a facelift to a public space within Frederick Law Olmsted’s system of parks and parkways. Because of the generosity of time, materials and manpower, Plant WNY kicked off construction of this meaningful project earlier this week.

This garden will be a place for spiritual healing, meditation and reflection where visitors can enjoy the simple healing power of the natural world. The Healing Garden is made possible by the generous support of Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health and is an ongoing project that will be completed next spring.

A special thank you to: Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health D’Youville College School of Pharmacy, Plant WNY and the National Garden Festival



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