The Healing Garden Cancer Support Center

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The Center's 2008 renovation created a Garden Room for support group meetings, a workshop room for exercise and art therapy, 2 quiet treatment rooms, and space for counseling.

The Center's colors are comfortable and warm, taking cues from the works of the accomplished artist and Expressive Arts therapist, Candace Anderson. Her three-dimensional panel painting, “Be Like a Garden Watered,” welcomes everyone with a burst of flowers interwoven with quotes and poetry used in many Healing Garden workshops and classes. Below Candace's panel is an exquisitely hand-crafted tiger maple bookcase which was donated to the Healing Garden.

Subtle yet embracing, the Garden Room features skylights, windows on three sides that overlook the gardens and the koi pond, a fireplace and radiant-heated floor providing warmth on chilly days, and comfortable chairs with soft pillows and hand-knit shawls.

En route to the Garden Room, one passes the larger, all-purpose workshop room. This airy room is used for exercise and movement activities, such as yoga and qi-gong, for expressive arts workshops, and for lectures and meetings.

The Healing Garden center also features two quiet treatment rooms, which are used for body/energy work such as massage, acupuncture, and shiatsu. There is another cozy room that looks out to the back garden and is often used for quiet reading or private, one-on-one meetings and conversations.

Our facilities are available for private rental when they are not needed for client services. To learn more about facility rentals at The Healing Garden, or to schedule a tour, please contact our our Executive Director, by clicking here.


“ I consider The Healing Garden an invaluable and rich resource for my cancer patients. The support and nurturing they receive at the Garden go far beyond what most cancer centers are able to provide.”

Jon S. DuBois, M.D.

Medical Director,
Chair, Cancer Committee, at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital - Bethke

You are a person, not a disease, and you can live well with cancer, and beyond. We are here to help you.

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