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At Mercy General Hospital, a garden of healing, soothing grace
Sacramento Bee

Amid a project devoted to helping hearts, this spot slows the pulse.

That’s the idea. The soft sound of water soothes nerves. Shady redwoods offer space to relax amid calming earth-toned hues. Fragrant flowers and herbs stimulate the senses and let the mind wander.

“We tore out a parking lot and put in a paradise,” quipped Doris Frazier, paraphrasing songwriter Joni Mitchell. “We went from asphalt jungle to soothing oasis.”