Healing Garden Open March through October
This garden is a place for spiritual healing, meditation and reflection where visitors can enjoy the simple healing power of the natural world. Many of the plants included in this garden have a history medicinal and/or culinary use. This garden is made possible by support from Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, and Plant WNY.
What can you find in the Healing Garden?
Curly Willow, Salix matsudana
This willow gets its name from its beautiful, loosely curled branches and leaves. Willow trees have long been used medicinally for pain relief. Willow bark contains salicin, which closely resembles aspirin in its chemical makeup.
Hops, Humulus lupulus ‘Nugget’
This perennial vine can be found covering a large trellis. The hop flowers, which are best known for being one of the main ingredients in beer, have also long been used as a sleep aid.
Cattails, Typha latifolia
These tall reeds are found in marshy, wet area. One of their important ecological functions is to purify the water that they grow in. Cattails have a wide range of ethnobotanical and culinary usage.
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