The site of The Botanic Garden was once part of the historic Traverse City State Hospital. Today it is surrounded by the region’s most outstanding medical facilities. To carry on this tradition of health and wellness, we have incorporated a theme of healing. Come walk the mowed labyrinth and imagine the future healing gardens that will surround it – a Native American medicine wheel garden, a medicinal herb garden, an accessible garden for the handicapped and a meditation garden. As these gardens are completed, horticultural therapy will also play an important role for those who visit.