HISTORIC WOMEN VETERANS ROSE GARDEN — A Partnership for Healing
The Rose Garden was originally developed to honor women veterans of World War II.
This beautiful garden now has been restored and enhanced at the northern perimeter of the 16-acre Los Angeles National Veterans Park. In addition, the garden is being used as a place for healing, with yoga and tai chi classes, as well as a space for Artists for Trauma to use for a different type of therapy — pairing trauma survivors with artists from various disciplines, ranging from painting and sculpture to pottery and photography.
Veterans Park Conservancy is proud to have brought this lovely environment back to life to honor our veterans—past, present and future.
Volunteers Needed! We have great need for volunteers with "green thumbs" to assure that the Rose Garden is beautifully maintained for our veterans. If interested, please email us at:
This newly restored Rose Garden is consistent with the VPC’s goal
enhancing the Park with facilities that provide therapeutic
opportunities in a beautifully restored serene setting.
“The building adjacent to the garden will house alternative therapies important to the recuperative process. Having a healing garden like this is a spectacular way to welcome our veterans back as well as to take care of our existing veterans.”
Dr. Dean Norman, Chief of Staff
West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Tai Chi and Yoga Gardens
“The patients in our care require healing environments combined with spirituality to provide a more holistic approach to our already excellent medical care delivered here at the VA…
Our veterans have told us in focus groups that they want more complementary therapies.”
Sandra Robertson, RN
Director, Patient Center Care, VA Greater LA Healthcare System
Overview of the Rose Garden
Places for relaxation and reflection
Soothing water fountains
The Memorial Building, with star fountain
“The healing activities that this garden offers are unique. We are thrilled to know that the VA is enlightened about alternative ways of healing because it isn’t about giving them drugs and tucking them away. We are envisioning wonderful things happening here.”
Merle and Peter Mullin,
Los Angeles National Veterans Park
DID YOU KNOW?
- Lemon Groves and lavender plants were planted to attract wildlife.
- 2,000 diverse plantings were encased in protective cages
to stay off the
- More than forty new trees were planted. Nineteen existing
trees were saved.