Our mission is to provide a green space that will enrich the quality of lives in Northwest and beyond. Healing Gardens of NWA is based on four pillars of healing including health/wellness, education, arts integration, and community building.
Healing Gardens was created with a vision from the physicians, staff, and former patients and families who received cancer-care treatment at Highlands Oncology Group. The physicians at Highlands gifted 2.2 acres with a 100 year land lease (with a 50 year extension opportunity) at $1/year. The space is located directly behind their offices in Rogers and alongside the Razorback Greenway for the development of a green space gardens designed with excellence as a contemplative place for the community. The land lease was made in 2012, and the organization formed into a 501c3 charitable organization. Our goal was to assemble a team of highly qualified world-class designers who can design excellent spaces within a restrictive budget.
The Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas is a healing garden between an oncology center and the Northwest Arkansas Greenway multi use trail. The Sanctuary is a place for people to find respite in the Healing Garden. Stone site walls provide separation and shelter from the adjacent uses, the glass walls focus views to the reflecting pool and selected gardens. The reflecting pool feeds a waterfall facing the sanctuary, so that the reflecting pool is higher than the floor and views to the moving water are in the foreground. The oculus draws the eye upward. From the exterior the oculus helps mark the sanctuary as a special place.
The gardens will be open to public access, and feature trail ways connected to the Razorback Greenway trail system, a waterfall, labyrinth, Sanctuary/pavilion, 2.2 acres of gardens, a stone-stacking area, secret garden, reflecting pool, sculptures, and much more.