GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 10, 2013) — The Fockele Garden Company recently completed Nell’s Prayer Garden at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
The garden was built in honor of the Medical Center Foundation’s Chair Emeritus Nell Whelchel Wiegand, who passed away in 2011.
“The garden was designed to offer comfort and a place for reflection, prayer and meditation,” The Fockele Garden Company Vice President Julie Evans said. “It’s a garden that truly honors Nell Wiegand and her contributions to the medical center.”
Nell’s Prayer Garden is located outside the North Patient Tower’s Dawn McKibbon Memorial Chapel and is adjacent to the Wilheit Keys Peace Garden. The garden curves around the outside of the chapel and is secluded by a wall for privacy. Trees, plants, shrubs, and planters provide color throughout the year. A boulder fountain in the center of the garden offers soothing sounds Seating throughout the garden affords visitors a quiet place to reflect.
Nell Wiegand left a legacy of altruism and service. A founding member of the Medical Center Auxiliary, she served 60 years as a volunteer at the medical center. Wiegand also served as a member of the Hospital Authority, including a term as chairwoman, and was the founding chairwoman of the Medical Center Foundation.
Nell’s Prayer Garden, which was funded through donations to the Medical Center Foundation, is the third garden designed and built by The Fockele Garden Company at the medical center. Fockele previously has designed and built Anne’s Garden and the Wilheit Keys Peace Garden.
Based in Gainesville, Ga., The Fockele Garden Company serves clients throughout the Southeast. The company focuses on the maintenance and installation of commercial landscapes and residential gardens, and provides services such as irrigation systems, cisterns, outdoor lighting, rainwater harvest systems, custom water features, and stone work. For more information about The Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit www.fockelegardencompany.com.