Healing Gardens at Wesley Long
Two acres of natural area adjacent to Cone Health Cancer Center & Wesley Long Hospital are being transformed. Vision and inspiration to create the new Healing Gardens has come from a group of community volunteers and Cone Health leaders who recognize the benefits of nature to enhance the capacity for healing.
Landscape architect, Sally Pagliai was inspired to donate well over 200 hours of time, as a result of the care her husband received at the Center. Mary Magrinat, a cancer survivor and her husband, local oncologist Dr. Gus Magrinat, chaired a community campaign to raise approximately $1.3 million to develop the Wetland and Meditation Gardens.
Follow the progress of the project through photos and videos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealingGardensConeHealth
Gifts of all sizes are needed to maintain our beautiful gardens. Your generous contributions are appreciated.
For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 336-832-9450.
- The Wetland Garden has a varied topography, foster biodiversity and has restored a natural stream and habitat.
- Decks and patios in the Wetland Garden are used for healing arts and support programming (such as yoga, meditation, journaling, painting and horticultural activities).
- A Community Garden with planting beds is available for staff nutritionists for teaching about nutrition and well- being during treatment.
- A 6’ wide wheelchair accessible boardwalk and path through the wetland garden.
- A meditation Garden Terrace, accessible from the ground level, offers lovely views shaded by an Arbor and cooled with ceiling fans.
- The Tanger Labyrinth has been enhanced, along with the creation of a natural water feature, flower garden and Japanese Maple grove.
- A garden path curves through the garden with stepping stones to the labyrinth and smaller secondary paths to explore.
- Interesting areas for reflection and rest are located throughout the Healing Gardens.