Welcome to Maude’s Garden

A botanical oasis offering respite, social connection, and nature engagement to people living with dementia, caregivers, and the wider community.

Inspired by the continuing interest in nature and garden experiences in our community, the Memory and Brain Wellness Center created a therapeutic memory garden for people living with dementia. Named Maude's Garden in honor of our late community member and advocate Maude M. Ferry, this memory garden is uniquely designed to enhance the lives of people living with dementia and their families, as well as provide a relaxing, restorative space for all. The garden serves as a spot for drop-in exploration, socializing, and nature-based activities. This memory garden opened March 2022 at the Memory Hub, located beside the Frye Art Museum.

The garden design process is ongoing and incorporates feedback from community members living with memory loss and care partners from a focus group in February of 2020, as well as lessons learned from the Garden Discovery Walks program of the MBWC/Seattle Parks and Recreation and a visit to our friends at the Portland Memory Garden.

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Key Features of Maude's Garden
We applied and built on the key features of therapeutic landscape design in our process of creating a garden for people living with memory loss and their loved ones.

What's Growing in the Garden

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Program and Activities Schedule

  • Garden Discovery Program - Spring

      Friday, June 7, 2024 at 10:30am

      Join us in the garden at the Memory Hub. Discover changes through the season, engage in nature-based projects, and learn about this public "memory garden," created for people living with dementia and their families in this 3-part series (April 5, May 3, and June 7).

  • Garden Discovery Program - Summer

      Friday, July 19, 2024 at 10:30am

      Join us in the garden at the Memory Hub. Discover changes through the season, engage in horticultural activities, and learn what makes this public "memory garden" particularly accessible to people living with dementia and their families in this 3-part series (July 19, August 2, and September 6). Registration opening soon.

  • Garden Discovery Program - Summer

      Friday, August 2, 2024 at 10:30am

      Join us in the garden at the Memory Hub. Discover changes through the season, engage in horticultural activities, and learn what makes this public "memory garden" particularly accessible to people living with dementia and their families in this 3-part series (July 19, August 2, and September 6). Registration opening soon.

  • Garden Discovery Program - Summer

      Friday, September 6, 2024 at 10:30am

      Join us in the garden at the Memory Hub. Discover changes through the season, engage in horticultural activities, and learn what makes this public "memory garden" particularly accessible to people living with dementia and their families in this 3-part series (July 19, August 2, and September 6). Registration opening soon.

  • Garden Discovery Program - Fall

      Friday, October 4, 2024 at 10:30am

      Join us in the garden at the Memory Hub. Discover changes through the season, engage in horticultural activities, and learn what makes this public "memory garden" particularly accessible to people living with dementia and their families in this 3-part series (October 6, November 1, and December 6).

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