Sea Garden - Hope Blooms Here

Patients and volunteers started planting tables on Earth Day.

Patients and volunteers started planting tables on Earth Day.

Total Number of Gifts: 13
Total Value of Gifts: $2,305.00

Recent Donors

Darwyn Lim

Mary, Art & Jackson

Hilda Marx

Mrs. Muriel Suzanne Casper

Jackson in honor of Alison A-Yi

Alison Marx

Lynne Casper

In Memory of Mary Jeanne O'Connell

In Memory of Mary Jeanne O'Connell

Palmer Square Management

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Help Us Grow!

Horticultural therapy, outdoor recreation, environmental education, and the other goals of this project are part of family-centered care at CHOP, the extra services that facilitate healing and improve patient experiences but generate no income. The Hospital is only able to offer these services thanks to the generosity of private donors. Groundswell Designs and other area garden businesses have helped CHOP develop a spectacular plan for this space through donations of their time and expertise. Now we need your help to bring the garden to life.

The Vision

The Sea Garden at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will:
- Help patients heal and rehabilitate
- Inspire, educate and entertain patients, families and staff
- Bring the outdoors to children who must spend a lot of time inside
- Build community among patients, families and staff
- Encourage healthful nutrition and activity
- Encourage environmental stewardship
- Have the potential to grow to other areas of the Hospital
- The garden will be a place of nurturing for children sick and well. Just as they have different needs, the garden will host different plants: natives, edibles and eye-pleasing shrubs and flowers.
- The garden will be a place where patients and families can be invigorated and also find peace. It will be a colorful, fragrant, living extension of our mission, helping children with different challenges bloom and grow to the best of their abilities.

Plant the Seeds for the Sea Garden

Your donation can help CHOP realize this vision of a garden on the outdoor playdeck at Children's Seashore House. Please join with us by making a donation.

Guest Book

If you would like, you can add your name and a short message to our Guest Book. Thank you.

Sign the Guest Book

Art, Mary & Jackson
Sun, Apr 06, 2014
In memory of Alison Marx's mom, Hilda, who inspired her daughter to grow and serve vegetables with delight, appreciate history and good grammar and devote herself to her loved ones - who are so grateful.

Tamar Springer
Wed, Apr 02, 2014
In memory of Alison Marx's mother, Hilda Marx

Mr. and Mrs. Chesyer Casper
Fri, Mar 28, 2014
In memory of your beloved mother Hilda Marx

Wed, Apr 10, 2013
Happy Birthday, Auntie Alison! You helped build a great garden. I can't wait to see it next trip to Philadelphia.

Mary Conroy
Mon, Jul 09, 2012
Best of Luck with this amazing project!

Your friends at Palmer Square
Fri, Jun 22, 2012
Amazing project of luck!

Karen and Rob Marston
Tue, Jun 19, 2012
Great job Groundswell! Glad to be part of your lives! Can't wait to see your wonderful addition to the Phila. Children's Hospital.

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