Victoria Day shares this peaceful garden space, pleasing to the eyes and the soul…
NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit organization that saves lives through organ and tissue donation, recently unveiled its Landscape of Life Meditation Garden, a landscaped area behind the organization’s headquarters which will serve as a quiet place for both families of organ and tissue donors and the organization’s employees.
This sanctuary offers many ways to honor, to remember, and to give hope:
• Gather with loved ones for opportunities to reflect.
• Spend a moment alone while surrounded by nature.
• Meditate to the soothing sounds of running water.
• Dedicate a stone in memory or honor of a loved one to be placed within the garden.
The 8,200-square-foot perennial garden is a project of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation, was designed by Muzi Li, a landscape architecture student at Rutgers University and built by Landscape Techniques, Inc. of Nutley. Groundbreaking on the project took place December 2015. This garden was created to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait, and remember the lives lost while waiting for the gift of life.
In addition to serving as a peaceful place for thought and remembrance, the meditation garden will also recognize the people who have made monetary contributions to the NJ Sharing Network. For example, some of the funds used to create the garden were from the NJ Sharing Network’s Employee Giving Campaign. The staff raises philanthropic dollars for this annual campaign to support the NJ Sharing Network Foundation’s mission to provide education, research, public awareness, and donor family support.
Drone footage of the garden can be seen here.
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