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July 13, 2005

Birmingham-Southern, Princeton Baptist Medical Center to dedicate healing garden

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College's Southern Environmental Center and Princeton Baptist Medical Center will dedicate a new healing garden for the elderly across from the medical center's campus Monday, July 18.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the garden located at 10th Street Southwest and Tuscaloosa Avenue opposite Princeton Towers, the medical center's housing for the elderly.

The Princeton Healing Garden will combine specially designed visual arts exhibits with fragrance and wildflower gardens to serve as a therapeutic tool for hospital staff, residents of Princeton Towers and their families, as well as function as a community park. It also will serve as an outdoor classroom for local high schools and colleges.

The garden is the first facility of its kind in Alabama and features herbs, fruit trees, and flowers traditionally grown in the '40s and '50s. The front fence is designed to resemble the famous Gee's Bend quilt patterns and the center of the garden will feature a water sculpture.

For more information, call the Southern Environmental Center at 226-4934.

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