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The Gardens of St. Mary's


Rich in heritage and symbolism, The Gardens of St. Mary’s are made possible through gifts to St. Mary’s Foundation. The healing gardens are a monument to St. Mary’s roots and a reminder to all that the mission of the sisters continues to grow.

Various areas of the gardens have a tangible link to the hospital past and are designed as healing space for emotional and spiritual growth of patients, staff and community members alike.

Courtyard Garden

The seed for the Gardens of St. Mary’s was planted here in 1996, when hospital employees held their first-ever Employee Caring Campaign. They wanted to raise money for a peaceful, natural setting that would be a resource for emotional and spiritual needs. Pavers throughout the
garden are engraved in honor of people who have made a difference. (
Order an Engraved Brick or download the Courtyard Garden Map)


Therapeutic Rooftop Garden

This garden was created as a result of a generous gift from St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary. It’s a place to enjoy a tranquil, scenic and beautiful outdoor space. Its location on top of the second floor provides a unique environment for reflection and relaxation. The path through the garden is constructed of tiles that are available for personalized engraving. To order an engraved tile, or for more information, please contact the Foundation office at stmarysfoundation@ssmhc.com or call 608-258-5600.


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