A place of contemplation. A place of beauty. A place of healing.

Inukshuk by Harry Dawe
Étreinte by Maurice LemieuxLe pauvre homme by Claude Raymond
The Douglas Institute Sculpture Garden made its auspicious debut in 2001 with the inauguration of the two works Reaching and Struggle by internationally renowned sculptor, Esther Wertheimer.

Brainchild of Edward Cohen, a Douglas nurse and art lover, the sculpture garden is intended to provide a haven of peace and comfort.

The garden is now home to more than twenty sculptures, the last one of which was installed in 2011. By donating their works to the Douglas, these sculptors help people suffering from mental illnesses by beautifying the 150-acre campus, which overlooks the St. Laurence River.

The Douglas Institute is proud to share its beautiful garden with you. Come take a stroll through it and enjoy the stunning artwork.

Donate a sculpture

The Douglas is looking for other works to enhance its sculpture garden. Because it is a public institution, all sculptures must be donated. However, the Hospital do offer, through its Foundation, income tax receipts.

Are you interested in donating a sculpture to the sculpture garden? Complete a dossier, which should include the following:

  • A photo or drawing of the sculpture, together with its dimensions
  • The material(s) used and the type of maintenance required
  • The nature of the foundation required for installation of the sculpture
  • Your curriculum vitae

Send it to:

Douglas Institute
Sculpture Garden Selection Committee
Technical Services Direction
Dobell Pavilion
6875 LaSalle Boulevard
Montreal, (Quebec) H4H 1R3

Eligibility Criteria

  • The work must have been created by a professional artist
  • It must adhere to the vision of the Hospital's sculpture garden, which is to bring comfort and hope through art and to improve patients' quality of life
  • The sculpture must not pose a danger to visitors and must not be hateful or degrading
  • The materials used must be able to withstand Quebec's intense winter conditions