Serenity Garden

The Serenity Garden artfully combines indoor comfort with outdoor respite through creative touches, thoughtful materials and careful plant selection. Visited daily by the cancer center’s patients, staff and visitors, the garden provides a welcome space of contemplation and healing. Intimate spaces for both interaction and solitude are created through a variety of seating groups, raised planter benches, and changes in texture and materials. The garden’s focal point is a water wall framed by palm trees, donated in memory of a prominent Yuma Regional Community Cancer Center doctor. Providing a serene sensory experience, the wall displays words of positivity to aid in the healing process and can be seen from all angles of the garden.


  • 2017 ASLA Arizona Honor Award: Design


Yuma Regional Community Cancer Center


Yuma, Arizona


Landscape Architecture
Construction Administration
Irrigation Design

Our client requested a space of respite for patients, families, and staff alike.

We designed a physical separation from the outside world that becomes a rallying point of hope and comfort.

We created a shaded oasis with a larger role as a catalyst for healing and understanding.

Screening the garden from the surrounding world, the focal wall contains words of calm and hope.

Nooks throughout the garden provide patients and visitors with spaces to sit in solitude or to visit with loved ones.

Common seating areas provide places of community for patients, visitors, and staff throughout the day.