Healing Garden Landscape Design at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital

Alfred I. Dupont Hospital’s new roof garden design provides a place for both patients, families and staff for connecting to nature and finding a quiet place to relax.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities often face the challenge of creating spaces that promote healing, provide privacy, and connect patients, families, and staff to nature. This Garden provides these critical elements, allowing visitors and patients a serene escape space within the hospital campus.

The roof garden was built over the new emergency room area and in between the new and existing hospital buildings, creating a long corridor space of extensive plantings enhancing a sense of privacy. Decorative paving and healing inspired art installations enrich the garden for the visitors.

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  • Healing Garden
  • Roof Garden
  • Wilmington, DE

Site Master Plan

The site masterplan for the new five-story Alfred I. Dupont hospital expansion includes outdoor dining areas, a children’s garden, and a green rooftop terrace healing garden. Plans for the grounds incorporate parking lot plantings and storm water best management practices, protection measures for mature specimen trees, and special consideration to preserve the property’s historic character and adjacent views from Nemours Mansion & Gardens.

About RAS Landscape Architects

RAS has a passion for blending architecture with nature. Our firm specializes in creating landscapes that heal. Our projects, including the acclaimed rooftop garden at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital in Wilmington, DE, showcases our dedication to designing spaces that foster connection and relaxation.
RAS is an award-winning landscape architecture firm recognized for its institutional and residential work. RAS’s entire body of work is sensitive to landscape history and site ecology.
Our mission as designers is grounded in enhancing beauty, functionality, and the emotive power of place. Combining artistry with environmental stewardship is the hallmark of the RAS portfolio.

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