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If you haven’t been to Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute, you’re missing a beautiful opportunity. The Spa is nestled in an exotic, lush healing garden. It’s breathtaking!
The inspiration of the healing garden stemmed from Dr. Guyer’s interest in rare and unique plants that are rarely seen in Indiana. In addition, the goal was to create a tranquil healing environment conducive to optimizing a healing experience for patients.
The healing garden was initially started in 2003 by Dr. Guyer. Several plants have been added over the years, as Dr. Guyer continues to add additional specimens to the collection. Many come from Oregon, but several have originated from all over the country.
The 1/3-acre garden includes several rare and unusual conifers and Japanese Maples. There are numerous perennials and shrubs of several types. The rarest were acquired from other collectors. Many are substantial size and age. A few are 50 years old and one in particular, is one-of- a-kind. There are several that are not considered hardy to Indiana but continue to thrive in the healing garden.
Several people inquire about one unusual weeping tree that is planted in the front of the building. It’s a unique specimen with numerous tortuous and twisting branches that sprawl randomly in all directions. This tree is 43 years old and is called a “Camperdown Weeping Elm”. It’s interesting to note that every specimen in the world attributes its lineage to the original plant discovered 165 years ago!
The response to patients of The Guyer Institute and clients of Synergy Spa has been overwhelmingly positive. Many people come to visit just the garden and often bring friends. Please enjoy the video that gives a great idea how magical the garden is!