Every child deserves a breath of fresh air, according to Children's National, the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington, D.C. In order to fulfill any child's wish to go outside, the hospital is planning on constructing a 7,200-square-foot rooftop garden, dubbed the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden Dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States. Washingtonian reported that the plans for this garden arose four years ago, but the funding wasn't fulfilled until just recently.
The garden will be built on the hospital's third floor and will be equipped with electrical outlets to power treatments and therapies.
This garden will be dedicated to not only the First Ladies of the United States, but to Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, who was a philanthropist and the horticulturist behind the White House Rose Garden. The garden is dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States due to their long tradition of supporting Children’s National, according to a recent press release.
Washingtonian reported that the garden is expected to complete construction this fall.
• Here’s What the Rooftop Healing Garden at Children’s National Will Look Like [Washingtonian]