Healing Garden

“Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden.” – Josephine Albert  

 CherryBlossom Both religious and secular traditions celebrate the benefits of a peaceful environment in aiding total healing. The body, mind and spirit benefit from multi-sensory elements that set a mood of contemplation.  

Located between the NW Pavilion and the Talbot Professional Center, the Healing Garden serves as a quiet space for meditation and reflection. Patients, families, visitors and staff find its soothing outdoor spaces restful and refreshing. The garden includes beautiful plantings, a water feature and private areas with benches. 

The Healing Garden is home to our inaugural Thank a Caregiver installation – recognizing staff members, caregiving teams and friends of Valley, who have delivered or received outstanding care, in a lasting way. The beautiful metal gabion structures are filled with vibrant glass floats in Valley’s watercolors, representing the diversity of the community we serve, the cultures represented by our staff and the wide range of care services provided across our hospital and clinic network. 

 Dr. Bob Thompson A new memorial is also planned for the Healing Garden in recognition of Dr Bob Thompson, his career and his tremendous impact to Valley. Dr Bob’s vision and his selfless devotion to his patients and to his community helped make Valley what it is today. Recognizing his love for water and the outdoors, a waterfall feature and a wave-formed metal gabion structure, filled with blue-green blown glass floats, are being designed as a tribute to all that he did to care for our community like family.

Thompson Healing Garden Tribute

Your support allows us to maintain the Healing Garden as a beautiful reflection space and to continue to grow and evolve its features. We invite you to learn more about donating to the Healing Garden, the Thank a Caregiver Program and the Dr Bob Thompson Memorial Fund.

Questions? Please contact Carrie Murayama, Development Officer, or call 425.690.5956.