In 2000 a small group of students under the guidance of Daniel Winterbottom created an exhibit for the Northwest Flower Show entitled “A Healing Garden”.
The project illustrated how a small garden can be designed to facilitate the needs of those undergoing treatment for an illness. The garden contains several spaces designed to facilitate various activities including contemplation, gardening, socializing and meditation. An ADA accessible path, accessible raised planters, a water feature, animal pens with chickens and aromatic and medicinal plantings. The spaces also were designed with differing characters from formal to the wild. A large copper gateway flanked the entry into the site and sculptures were integrated into the garden. At the far end a rusticated arbor was built above a glass bench. The garden received a gold medal.