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Meditation Garden at Valley Care Medical Center



  • Create new exterior meditation garden for patients, visitors and staff, adjacent to the Center’s Meditation Room.
  • Site is adjacent to busy main entrance to the hospital; therefore creating a calming environment presented a special challenge.



  • Create soft visual palette to distinguish the garden from its surroundings
  • Use flowing water to create movement and create a distraction from adjacent activities
  • Design walls that are interesting and effective in screening and creating privacy but not overwhelming


Special Features

  • Purple irises fill the water moat, creating a uniform and calming floral display
  • A granite slab is used as a dramatic bridge over the water moat
  • Unique seating is provided by a custom-designed bench for this site
  • A carefully selected Japanese maple tree is a special focal point
  • Glass walls and a woven steel fence create visual interest

(707) 696 - 2967

1574 Skillman Lane
Petaluma, CA 94952