2nd Sunday Trip Report: The Healing Garden

Despite the threat of rain, several intrepid Auduboners recently took the opportunity to walk in the Moses Cone Cancer Center Healing Garden at Wesley Long Hospital. And even though we did get a brief shower, followed by some sun, we thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Mary Magrinat, Chair of the Healing Garden project, told us about the two-year old garden while we waited under some big garden umbrellas for the shower to cease. And then we strolled.

We were pleased to see a variety of native plants, shrubs and treees mixed with some non-natives. The paths meander through the garden, along N. Buffalo Creek, and through the small wetland complex in the center of the garden.

This lovely area is not just for patients at the Cancer Center but welcomes everyone to take a quiet stroll among the wonderful plants, birds and other critters that inhabit this place. The garden entrance is just a short distance from the main hospital entrance. Check it out. — Jack Jezorek