Inspiration comes from inside and out, and you may find you are just as drawn to the grounds of the Center for Health & Wellbeing as you are the state-of-the-art facility within. Six distinct gardens surround the Center, five of which are designed to stimulate one of the five senses – beginning with the Welcome Garden at the entrance. We invite you to relax and reflect with nature. Whether you enjoy the calming sounds of the Bamboo Garden or practice martial arts with your Tai Chi group, our Gardens are the perfect place to find your Center.
The Welcome Garden is a lush and active garden adjacent to Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen, with edible beds of herbs and vegetables for use in the cafe. The open public space is perfect for community events and farmers markets.
The Meditation Grove offers a natural setting with mature Live Oak trees. In addition, a reflexology path and open space encourages active contemplation.
Looking from Ward Park across Perth Lane, the rear of the Center for Health & Wellbeing is as picturesque as the front entrance. Additionally, the grounds are ideal for outdoor exercise like Tai Chi and for fitness walking (or simply strolling) along the continuous outdoor walking paths circling the 4.2-acre site.
Located on the southeast side of the Center, the Reflection Pool offers visitors a quiet, tranquil space, as well as a stunning water view.
Whereas a view is a sight to behold, smell can be a powerful tool for finding calm and stress relief. Take advantage of the ample seating in the Center’s Southside Aromatherapy Garden, take a deep breath or two…and prepare to be taken away.
Relax and enjoy nature through the sounds of water rushing and bamboo rustling in the breeze like wind chimes. A perfect place to prepare and/or reflect.
The Seventh garden sits at the heart of the other six. It becomes the nucleus, it binds the others together and presents a space that is both passage and place. The Commons is the metaphorical garden defined by an alley of tree-like wooden columns. The laminated verticals support the undulating warm wooden canopy of the ceiling.