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Healing Garden Guestbook - OU0200

 Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 08.331' W 76° 37.458' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Guest Book
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 23 December 2010
 Date Created: 24 December 2010
 Last Modified: 21 September 2014
 Waypoint: OU0200

 


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{{comment}} 1 Comments
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The Healing Garden at Baltimore Washington Medical Center is a serene and beautifully landscaped spot that patients, visitors and employees enjoy year-round.

Located behind the Tate Cancer Center, the 8,000sf garden features brilliant flowers, several hillside gardens, a winding stream, benches and a rectangular reflecting pool. The garden walkway also features hundreds of bricks, inscribed with names of friends and loved ones.

The Garden in Winter

  "I hope my grandma is ok. This garden makes me think of heaven." -Anonymous Healing Garden Journal Entry

The garden provides a convenient place for patients and their families to relax, meditate or just take a break from treatment. Visitors enjoy strolling through, admiring the landscaping, looking for a friend or family member's name on one of the inscribed bricks, sitting on a garden bench, and writing thoughts into a community journal, while enjoying the healing qualities of the prevalent water features within the space.

The Infusion Therapy rooms overlook the healing garden through expansive windows, allowing patients indoors to still enjoy the restorative qualities of the garden.

There is currently ongoing work near next to the garden to add another Infustion Therapy room.  Hopefully, you'll be able to visit when work is not in progress.


There is a Log Password for this cache.  When sitting on the bench, look to your right.  You'll see a glass, exit door.  Count the number of window panes between the top of the door and the roof.  Enter your answer in numeric form (not spelled out).  

Please don't rush in and out of here.  Take some time to enjoy this space and, of course, be respectful of those any patients or visitors who may be here.

There is parking very close to the garden, along the side of the building.


 This bench and journal was placed as part of the Sacred Spaces program of the TKF Foundation, which has helped develop such places in the Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis areas.

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3 20 September 2014 DudleyGrunt Comment

Stopped by to check on this and the bench and book are still in place.  I'm not sure about the foundation, though.  I noticed the link now goes to naturesacred.org.  I'm trying to find out the satus of the Sacres Spaces program and if I can still location a list of locations.

Guestbook was a little moldy, but it is still being updated and has plenty of room.  I added an entry for my visit.

Come and get it!

1 05 October 2011 cycleangela Found it

As I was driving back home from finding a GC cache, I decided to stop by and see the garden. The last time I was over here to try it, there was some work going on and a fence up, so I didn't get to. This would be a lovely spot to just sit a while. Thanks for bring me here!

1 26 January 2011 Mother Wolf Found it

I couldn't pass up such a nice day yesterday & I was close by so i finally stopped by. It's been a long time since I was here last & couldn't believe how much it has grown.

The garden is really bery nice & I bet it is pretty when in bloom. It is a bit deep for folks coming from the top but this way allows you to also see the names on the bricks topside. It will really be pretty when the construction work is done. Also much quieter.

Thanks for sharing this place. Peaceful for the most part right now.

This is also my 1st OCUS log. Seemed only right to do it on a DudleyGrunt cache. :>) Thanks Dave.  MW

1 27 December 2010 sfcchaz Found it

Well, I had some errands to run and I had never noticed this garden before, so I thought I would take a look. I almost missed it because of the construction (not using a GPSr), but the coordinates took me there. I'll have to return in the spring/summer to get a look without the construction (if it is complete by then) and to to the garden in bloom. Thanks for showing it to me.