Johnson City Medical Center, Woodridge Hospital
Since 2005, Master Gardeners have enjoyed creating therapeutic garden spaces at two local hospitals.
At the Johnson City Medical Center visitors, patients and staff members enjoy gardens that are designed to reduce stress and provide a sense of hope and renewal.
Tropical plants have been added indoors in several high traffic areas, providing a calm and interesting diversion for those who view them.
The Master Gardeners are on site once a week throughout the year. Because the gardens are located near entrances to the hospital, the gardeners are very visible and easily accessible to anyone who has gardening questions. They field a variety of impromptu and wide ranging inquiries.
Woodridge Hospital is a 75-bed facility that provides mental health and chemical dependency services for children, adolescents and adults. The Master Gardeners plant and maintain several gardens on the property.
An entrance garden welcomes patients and visitors.
The gazebo garden offers a pleasant place for visitors to rest and relax.
A butterfly garden provides interest in a patient courtyard.
Fall asters brighten the landscape.
Volunteers have completed Master Gardener certification
as well as the Hospital Volunteer Orientation Program.