The Garden of Life is located on the Hershey Medical Center campus adjacent to the main cafeteria. The garden area was formally a embankment at the base of a Medical School stair tower covered with overgrow junipers.
The concept of the garden of life was to offer families of organ donors a place of reflection to commerate their loved ones’ memories and to recognize their incedible gift of life.
The garden is semi circular with a central fountain representing the well spring of life. Radially from the main fountain are three fountains which represent reflection, restoration and renewal.
A series of arbors with benches line the outer ring of the garden which contains a mix of cutting flowers, perennials and native trees and shrubs. The garden contains a butterfly garden to represent the freedom of the spirit.
The Garden of Life is a collaboration between Gift of Life Donor Program and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Client: Gift of Life Donor Program Penn State-M.S. Hershey Medical Center