This Hospital’s Rooftop Garden Embodies a Growing Shift Within Medical Care
BY: RACHEL NUWER
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.