Angie’s Garden at University Hospital: Photographic Showcase

There is a wonderful collection of photography’s  on, a local Ohio based online news website, of The Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Rooftop Garden. The photographic showcase depicts some of the beautiful elements of Virginia Burt Designs healing garden concepts. Please review the showcase here:  Angie’s Garden at UH offers a special kind of healing. (Photos: Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer)

The Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Rooftop Garden is located at University Hospitals’ Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. The project encompasses a large rooftop garden, providing opportunities for pediatric patients, their siblings and families to play and rest. A vertical green wall, patterned on Ohio’s rivers, forms a beautiful protective enclosure, highlighting whimsical sculpture and moveable play structures for hands-on exploration.

We design our gardens using an iterative process that engages people – patients, family members, caregivers, volunteers, staff, donors and management –so that the garden is meaningful to all involved.” ~ Virginia Burt

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About Virginia Burt
Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and academic and governmental organizations. Virginia graduated with honors from University of Guelph in 1985 and worked in offices in Aspen, Colorado and Toronto, Ontario before founding Virginia Burt Designs in 1996.  Virginia’s love of the land, the inspiration for her work, began early in her life.  Growing up on an apple farm Virginia developed a passion for being outside and understanding the rhythms of nature.   For more than 30 years, Virginia’s design philosophy has reflected these roots, enabling her to create gardens and landscapes that reveal their natural context and sensitively reflect and support those who use them.


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