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Sowing the seeds for a deeper understanding of the power of nature as a healing space for individuals and communities

Marian House

949 Gorsuch Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://marianhouse.org/

The mission of Marian House is to nurture self-esteem and give troubled women the tools they need to realize their full potential. The Outdoor Sculpture Garden came into being as an outgrowth of the work of Marian House. Four 6 ½ foot tall female caryatids sculpted in marble are mounted on the front façade of the large brick building. The female figures overlook a 1,650-square-foot “cloistered” courtyard situated in the center of the U-shaped building. The paved courtyard offers a gentle, gurgling fountain, green trees, shrubs, flowers and several benches for sitting. The four “monumental women” designed by artist and sculptor Claire McArdle are representative of the transformation women go through at Marian House. A mural on the fountain’s backsplash is planned.

Highlights

  • Community Park

Contact

Adriene Harris, Executive Assistant
410-467-4121

Designer

Farrand & English, Inc.

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    Friends of the Green Road is seeking volunteers to help with outdoor projects at the Green Road site in Bethesda, MD. Information available on their webpage (click here) or by email at volunteer@tiih.org

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    We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

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