The Garden was developed to provide a place for families to remember the women and babies who died at National Women’s. As National Women’s was leaving the Greenlane site it was considered important for the community groups and National Women’s staff that a garden for remembrance be left behind.
The plaque also commemorates the ‘the life of National Women’s hospital 1964-2004, as the place where thousands of babies began their lives.
The Memory Garden is located under the large walnut tree, which is situated between Greenlane Clinical centre and old National Women’s hospital. The garden has a number of private seats with a view through Cornwall Park up to Maungakiekie
It is bordered by the Cornwall park cricket club on the east side and the public car park on the west.