Compassion takes many forms at City of Hope, from advanced clinical care to the solace and comfort of our richly landscaped gardens. Across our more than 100-acre campus you will find spots of solitude lovingly designed and maintained to help you relax, meditate, reflect or simply be. Click here to view an image gallery.
“Spirit of Life” Fountain
You may want to visit the “Spirit of Life” fountain, which is located at the entrance of the Medical Center. This beautiful point of inspiration, designed and sculpted by Robert I. Russin, depicts City of Hope’s belief in the sanctity of life and the fundamental role of the family in fostering health and well-being.
The Japanese Garden, located outside the Sunny and Isadore Familian Multidisciplinary Science Building, was built in honor of the late Kaoru “Kay” Murakami, former president of the Lions Club International. This symbolic garden showcases a waterfall and wooden bridge that represent turbulence, flowing into a small pond that represents tranquility. In the pond swim beautiful Koi fish, which represent strength.
International Garden of Meditation (Rose Garden)
The Ruth and Allen Ziegler International Garden of Meditation, located in Pioneer Park along the northern boundary of the City of Hope grounds, offers a refuge for patients, visitors and staff. Here, along with a breathtaking array of more than 2,000 roses, stands the famous wrought iron Golter Gate inscribed with City of Hope’s credo, “There is no profit in curing the body if in the process we destroy the soul.” Nearby is a statue of “Our Lady of Guadalupe,” patron saint of Mexico, which brings comfort to those who pass by.
The House of Hope, dedicated in 1940 and set amid picturesque grounds directly west of the Rose Garden, offers solace and strength to patients and their families. It is open daily from dawn to dusk, but special arrangements to open the doors during nonscheduled hours may be made by calling Security at ext. 62006. For information about holiday services and faith-specific services, contact the Guest Services Desk or call ext. 62234.