Garden of Healing and Renewal

Independence Township, Michigan

PEA designed the largest healing garden in Michigan. The Garden is part of an expansive medical campus called the McLaren Health Care Village with two fountains, pathways, sculptures, four boardwalks crossing wetlands and a small creek, a labyrinth, several sitting areas, a social space, an area for quiet contemplation, and lush gardens with thousands of ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials. Sustainable design features include native plantings, use of natural drainage systems and an innovative irrigation system to reduce water use.

Services Provided
Site inventory and analysis, site design, grading, wetland delineation and MDEQ permitting, site plan approval, landscape design, therapeutic
program analysis, surveying,
lighting design, irrigation design, construction administration.

2013 Healthcare Design Magazine
Landscape Architecture Design Award
2010 Special Tribute Award from
State of Michigan
2009 Michigan Chapter of
ASLA Design Award
2009 MGIA Environmental
Improvement Award
2009 MNLA Design Award

Client | Reference
McLaren Health Care Corp.

Design 2009

Project Team
Jeffrey Smith, PLA, LEED AP
Jon Curry, PE

193-05 labyrinth
193-10 rocking benches
193-09 bowl fountain
193-04 sensory garden (1)
193-08 wall fountain
Professional Engineering Associates Inc. | Garden of Healing and Renewal