Princeton BMC Healing Garden

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The Princeton BMC Healing Garden is a community garden on the campus of the Princeton Baptist Medical Center, across 10th Street Southwest from Princeton Towers in the Arlington-West End neighborhood. Opened on July 18, 2005 the garden is designed for to enrich the lives of the towers' elderly residents and to provide a relaxing outdoor space for hospital patients and their families, as well as for neighborhood residents and schoolchildren. The garden features flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees selected in part to recreate positive garden memories discussed in interviews with residents.

Partners in the garden's development were Princeton BMC, the Arlington-West End Neighborhood Association, the Beeson Foundation and Birmingham-Southern College's Southern Environmental Center.

The entrance to the garden is enclosed by a steel fence designed and built by Heather Spencer and inspired by Gee's Bend quilt patterns. A large water wheel created by artist Jim Neel and mosaics by Jen Staib serve as centerpieces. The landscaping was designed and installed by Arnie Rutkis of Stoneshovel.

In 2007 another project, the BMC Princeton Sound Garden, was completed.

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