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Boston Children’s Hospital’s Prouty Garden Under Threat of Demolition. Guest post by Clare Cooper Marcus

Posted By Clare Cooper Marcus, Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 12, 2016

The Prouty Garden at Boston Children’s Hospital has, for generations of patients, family members, and staff, served as a much-loved retreat from the clinical atmosphere inside. The garden was created in 1956, sponsored by Mrs. Olive Prouty whose two children had died in the hospital. Now it is under threat of demolition as the hospital looks for space to expand on its very urban site.

A petition to save the garden has already garnered over 6,500 signatures, but they need more! Please sign and help spread the word. Newspaper articles and radio reports (see, for example, WBUR and The Boston Globe) have taken up the story to plead for the retention of this irreplaceable green oasis.

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Tags:  Boston Children's Hospital  Built Works  Children  Clare Cooper Marcus  Healing Gardens  Prouty Garden 

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