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Janet Rosenberg & Studio Creates a Secret Rooftop Healing Garden for Cancer Patients

Composed of colourful blown glass flowers, this healing garden gives cancer patients messages of hope

By Sara Cunningham

It was a delicate brief: design a healing garden for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre on the hospital’s 14th floor – with no provisions for water or maintenance. Landscape architect Janet Rosenberg & Studio looked to nature for inspiration and found a poetic solution: colourful hand-blown glass flowers fabricated by Fuel Glassworks arranged outside patient’s windows.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Healing Garden Janet Rosenberg Toronto Designlines Magazine

Framed by geometric boxwood parterres, the everlasting blooms each correspond to a traditional Victorian sentiment: pink for compassion, purple for strength, red for courage.


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