LV HEALING GARDEN
Get Outdoors Nevada is the designated nonprofit partner (in partnership with the City of Las Vegas) managing and caring for this sacred community outdoor memorial. With the partnership of the LV Healing Garden Committee and the City of Las Vegas, GON provides a service to this special outdoor place where people can find healing and experience fellowship within their community.
The LV Healing Garden was built in three days by community members and local businesses following the October 1 tragedy at the Route 91 music festival. The garden features a wall of remembrance, a grove of (58) trees lining a paved path, shrubs, and flowers, all encircling a beautiful oak tree - “the tree of life” donated by Siegfried and Roy. The (58) trees were planted to signify the (58) lives lost on that tragic evening. Painted rocks, flowers, pictures, and other memorabilia can be found at the trees and all around the garden placed by community members offering their condolences, prayers, and remembrance of loved ones.
10,000 Daffodils Event
The healing garden continues to grow with donations of handmade gifts honoring each of the 58 victims. It’s a place where strangers can use their skills and compassion to support the loved ones left behind.
On Saturday, February 10th, 2018 hundreds of volunteers planted about 10,000 thousand daffodil bulbs which will soon turn the Healing Garden into a sea of yellow petals.
"It made me smile because what I have been taught is yellow is almost internationally known to represent royalty as well as healing,” said Tasia Sutfin, volunteer.
The push to plant the perennials started just before Christmas, said Jessica Anderson, Community Engagement Director for Get Outdoors Nevada (formerly the Outside Las Vegas Foundation), which helps manage the garden.
“(Daffodils) tend to be really beautiful and make people smile,” Anderson said. Depending on the weather, the flowers should bloom by mid-April, she said.