More than 200 people attended the interfaith blessing and dedication of Hospice Atlanta Center’s new garden on Oct. 29.

The new garden was created in one area of the center, located in Brookhaven/Lenox Park. It is named in memory of Frank Thiebaut, an Atlanta attorney who loved the existing gardens when he passed at the center in 2005.

After Thiebaut’s passing, his family donated the funds to design and build the garden, which has a fountain, benches for quiet sitting and a labyrinth pathway that is wheelchair-accessible. The garden site used to be a grassy area.

The garden will be used by patients, families and staff to sit, meditate or enjoy the surrounding environment.

The hospice center was built in 1996 to offer end-of-life care to terminally ill patients who can no longer be cared for at home. It is the largest in-patient hospice facility in Georgia.

–Scott Bernarde