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THE GLASS GARDEN

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DAN NUTTALL SPEAKS WITH JANET ROSENBERG

THE HEALING GARDEN
A consideration of the novel

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THE MAX TANENBAUM Healing
Garden opened in November, 2014, on
the 14th floor of the Princess Margaret
Cancer Centre in Toronto. It is a
"glass garden" of incredible beauty, a
stunning testament to hope in the face
of extraordinary obstacles.
The garden, with its drifts of
translucent flowers of blown glass, was
created by Janet Rosenberg & Studio,
a firm well known for its masterful and
inventive design solutions over many
decades. Landscapes | Paysages asked
artist and former landscape architect
Dan Nuttall to speak with Janet
Rosenberg about the genesis of the
design and also about the place of the
"novel" in landscape architecture.

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DAN NUTTALL [DN]: Janet, thank you
for taking the time to speak with us. I
have visited the Max Tanenbaum Healing
Garden, and although I had read about
its inventive design, I was surprised
by its power, particularly in terms of
colour and impact upon mood. From the
information I gathered about the design
it seems that the process of developing
this space might even be described as,
if I can use the phrase, "a constellation
of novelties."

they sit there [looking through the
glass], and they see the colour and it
reminds them very much of a garden.
But at the same time it follows all the
requirements that were set out by the
University Health Network and Princess
Margaret Hospital.

JANET ROSENBERG [JR]: Well, the
novelty about it first of all, is that it
exists...Hospitals, especially a place like
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre,
are really about sick people who need
to believe in wellness. To be able to give
[those patients] some pleasure, was an
amazing novelty, as you use the term.
The response has been incredible.
Patients come out with their IVs and

JR: Princess Margaret is one of the
leading cancer hospitals in the world
and because of that the healing garden
is a very important place. They wanted
a really beautiful natural space, without
living plants, and they wanted to ensure
year-round beauty. But the constraints
were so incredible. Basically the garden
could not be accessible, it couldn't be
alive, it couldn't have any maintenance...

DN: The construction, I understand,
posed substantial challenges. Can you
tell us about the garden's inception and
the constraints you encountered?



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2017

To Begin With
Une Dernière Salve
Collaborateurs
Writers
Upfront
Prologue
La Vague
Romance of the Stone
La Pierre Romancée
Numériser La Nature
Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
Flooding Fields
Conversation
Designing Invisible Landscapes
Stacking Up - the LA’s Toolkit: A Groundhog Plugin for Grasshopper
Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
Wood Works
Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
LACF
Bourses De La FACP
Critique
Parting Shot
Une Dernière Salve
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Writers
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - La Pierre Romancée
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Designing Invisible Landscapes
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