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Rogers therapeutic garden wins landscape architecture design award

03/21/18 02:17:pm

The Child and Adolescent Center (CAC) therapeutic garden is a recipient of this year’s Wisconsin Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Professional and Recognition awards.

The CAC therapeutic garden took home a merit award for general designs projects that were under $500,000. Entries are judged on the quality of design, functionalism, relationship to context and environmental responsibility, and relevance to the profession, the public, and the environment.

“The gardens we have now have progressed so much since when I started here 18 years ago,” says Deana Grall, experiential therapist at Rogers. “It’s amazing to see our work getting recognized.”

Clinical staff at Rogers worked directly with the Hitchcock Design Group to develop the landscape designs, which had specific therapeutic results in mind, based on the clinical needs of patients. Since its completion, the therapeutic gardens at the Child and Adolescent Center have been used for scheduled horticultural therapy activities, and as a sitting area for people to relax or meditate.

The garden was funded in part by the Hurlbut Johnson Charitable Trust and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Catherine and Walter Lindsay Foundation Fund.

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