Southampton Hospital's Garden of Hope Receives Extensive Update

Southampton, NY—The Garden of Hope at Southampton Hospital, located on the corner of Herrick and Old Town Roads, has been a beautiful, peaceful space for cancer patients and survivors, as well as for members of the community, to visit.  Twenty years ago, the Garden was a project that involved many volunteers, landscapers and elected officials, and that tradition of community support continued recently to assure that the Garden will provide respite for so many for years to come.  In late August, an extensive makeover began with help from 30+ local nurseries, landscape designers and workers who have volunteered their time and services to re-imagine and renovate the Garden.  Overgrown trees and shrubs have been trimmed and removed where necessary, new plants have been added and new lighting fixtures have been installed.  Volunteers including both Hospital employees and community members are doing the planting.  The brick walkway that honors and memorializes members of our East End communities, and those who have experienced breast cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, will be extended.  A water fountain, the project of Eagle Scout Jack Sweeney, further enhances the setting.