Coming soon: UF Health Children’s Healing Garden


The UF Health Children’s Healing Garden will be a one-of-a-kind facility designed to uplift the spirits of our patients and families through distraction, relaxation and physical activity. This distinctive environment will complement the superb medical care provided at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital by promoting healing and wellness through connection with nature. The garden will include walking paths, butterfly gardens, a relaxation area with seating, raised gardening beds and interactive areas for children of all ages to engage in unstructured exploratory play. Our goal is to offer a place to relieve stress, improve mental well-being, uplift the spirits of our patients and their families, provide distraction, encourage movement and instill hopefulness. By giving children and families a place to connect with nature, we hope to revitalize and renew their energy and strength.