This Hospital’s Rooftop Garden Embodies a Growing Shift Within Medical Care

BY: RACHEL NUWER

DR. ROBERT GRAHAM | FRESH FOOD

Hospitals typically feature fluorescent lights, sterile hallways and the smell of disinfectants. At Lenox Hill Hospital in the Upper East Side, however, a flourishing green oasis mixes things up in that center of sickness and healing.

One of the hospital’s roofs now hosts a garden, complete with rocking chairs, picnic tables and large wooden planters overflowing with peppermint basil, Kentucky mint, tomatillos, chives, strawberries and more.

Christi Scofield