Gift of Life Family House serves as a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families by providing temporary, affordable lodging and supportive services to those who travel to Philadelphia for transplant-related care. A garden was developed for the families staying at the Family House as a place where they could escape into nature. There are tables and chairs for outdoor dining. A grill can be used for cook-outs. The garden is heavily planted to help buffer the setting from the adjacent urban sounds. A small corner garden was created specifically for children. The garden is a place of respite for all who visit the Family House.