Atrium Health Mercy Hospital - Healing Garden
The Dr. Sanford and Lois Benjamin Healing Garden at Atrium Health Mercy was completed in May of 2015. The garden is adjacent to the emergency room waiting area on the Atrium Health Mercy campus in the Elizabeth neighborhood. Bloc Design provided the landscape architecture and civil engineering for the garden which was designed to incorporate intentional and specific elements that aid in the therapeutic benefits to the cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of a person. The space will provide restorative opportunities for its patients, visitors, and staff.
Scope included a vegetated vertical wall (called a Living Wall), an outdoor pergola, focal point sculpture, lush vegetation, and seating. The site also included outdoor music and sounds to help mask the urban noise and create a calmer environment.