The Healing Garden

Morton and Linda Bouchard Healing Garden

The Morton and Linda Bouchard Healing Garden is a space that promotes health and healing at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The garden, which is located in an outdoor courtyard within the hospital’s Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, provides hospitalized patients and families a quiet space for meditation and respite. Its colorful botanicals, topiaries and dynamic video wall, featuring calming outdoor scenes, combined with the fresh air, enables patients and families to step out of the medical setting into a comfortable zone that complements the recovery process.

Visiting the Morton and Linda Bouchard Healing Garden

  • Patients and families coming from the Central Building can use the access entrance that connects from the second floor to the Bed Tower. The badge access to this entrance will be deactivated during the hours of operation for patients and families to access the Healing Garden. Please refer to the hospital map for additional direction information.
  • Intercoms have been placed on the east entrance of each unit by the door that connects the Central Building on the second hall of each unit. Patients and families can conveniently access these intercoms to re-enter their unit;from the Healing Garden.
  • The Healing Garden is an unsupervised common area monitored by security cameras. Therefore, no child should be left unattended in the Healing Garden. Each child should be accompanied by a parent, a hospital staff member, or a hospital volunteer.

Hours of Operation

The Healing Garden is closed for repairs.

Our Donors

The Healing Garden is made possible through the generosity of Morton and Linda Bouchard as well as Jack and Barbara Nicklaus of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.


The mural was painted by artist Seth Globepainter and made possible through the generosity of Goldman Global Arts and Jessica Goldman Srebnick.