Healing Garden

Healing Garden

Carilion Clinic, in partnership with the City of Roanoke, created the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Garden on the Roanoke River Greenway near Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The healing garden provides a relaxing atmosphere for patients, visitors and staff to sit or swing and enjoy fragrant plants and the soothing sound of moving water.

Browse through our photo gallery of the dedication of the Healing Garden.

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Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley

Dr. Keeley speaks at the Healing Garden ceremony.

Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley
Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley

Healing Garden ribbon cutting.

Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley
Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley

Healing Garden ribbon cutting.

Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley
Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley

Dr. Keeley at the entrance to the Healing Garden.

Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley
Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley

Healing Garden entrance.

Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley
Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley

Dr. Keeley with Mayor Bowers and guests.

Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley
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Steve Buschor, of Roanoke Parks and Recreation, speaks at the Healing Garden ceremony.

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Healing Garden ceremony

Opening ceremony at the Healing Garden.

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Dedication of the Healing Garden.

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Healing Garden

Healing Garden ceremony on the Greenway.

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Healing Garden

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers at the Healing Garden ceremony.

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Mayor Bowers

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers speaks.

Mayor Bowers
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Dedication of the Healing Garden.

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Healing Garden

A Healing Garden dedication.

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Dr. Keeley

Dr. Keeley speaks.

Dr. Keeley
Dr. Keeley

Dr. Keeley speaks at the Healing Garden ceremony.

Dr. Keeley
Nancy Agee

Nancy Agee
President and CEO

Nancy Agee
Nancy Agee

Nancy Agee speaks.

Nancy Agee
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Healing Garden dedication ceremony.

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Healing Garden

Nancy Agee at the Healing Garden dedication ceremony.

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Healing Garden

Nancy Agee speaks at the Healing Garden dedication ceremony.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony

Ribbon cutting at the Healing Garden dedication.

Ribbon cutting ceremony
Ribbon cutting ceremony

Carilion Clinic's executive team, Mayor Bowers and guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ribbon cutting ceremony
Ribbon cutting ceremony

Inaugurating the opening of the Healing Garden.

Ribbon cutting ceremony
Ribbon cutting ceremony

Celebrating the opening of the Healing Garden.

Ribbon cutting ceremony
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Enjoying the view from the swing in the Healing Garden.

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Tricia Scott
Artist-in-Residence
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My Heart Was Full by Tricia Scott

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