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The Serenity Garden
Through the years, Eagleville staff, as well as patients, have indicated an interest in honoring friends and loved ones. With more than 70 serene acres, the hospital campus is the perfect place not only to honor family members and friends, but also to meditate and simply enjoy nature's beauty. A team of staff members joined together with John Collins, a landscape architect, to create The Eagleville Serenity Garden.
"The Serenity Garden can be the crossroads of a new beginning, instead of just a place to meet. It's important as a part of therapy to provide contact with nature and to offer an environment that has dynamic colors, scents and wildlife," said Collins. "It will not just be a garden, it will be a place of spirituality, relaxation and therapy. It will be an incentive to stick with the program."
The Serenity Garden's original circle of 12 Scarlet Maple trees represents the 12 Steps of Recovery. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Serenity Garden, which includes the Richard Egoville Memorial Garden, was held on the United Way Days of Caring, September 9, 2004.
Each year since the groundbreaking, numerous trees, shrubs and flowering plants have been added to the Serenity Garden through the efforts of the United Way Days of Caring and local corporate and community volunteers. In May 2006, the Edward H. Merves, Esq. Memorial Garden was dedicated.
Contributions are welcome. Eagleville needs your help to maintain the current garden and allow Eagleville to enhance the campus environment. If you are interested in Making a contribution, please email the Development Office or call (610) 635-7452.