:: The Prouty Garden ::

At the present time, the Alliance is assisting the folks working to Save the Prouty Garden. The Prouty Garden at Boston Children's Hospital was endowed in 1956 by Olive Higgins Prouty, in memory of her two daughters, Anne and Olivia, whom she lost in childhood. The garden was meant to serve for the enjoyment of the children at the hospital, forever. A Dawn Redwood produced from the original specimen brought to America from China in the 1940's graces the center of the garden. As it has grown into the majestic tree that it is today, the Dawn Redwood has become the physical embodiment of the very culture and values that define Children's Hospital and its staff. Today, however, the Prouty Garden is threatened to make room for building expansion. The Voice of the Forest Alliance supports the Save the Prouty Garden effort.


::Recent Press/ What's new::

On Thursday, February 25th, 2016, VFA member Carolyn Decker and President Guy Lefebvre attended the Department of Public Health's Public Hearing regarding the Boston Children's Hospital's $1 billion project replacing Prouty Garden. Carolyn spoke at this open forum that was attended by hundreds of others, her statement on behalf of the garden is below. For more updates on Prouty Garden, please visit: http://www.saveprouty.org.

[ Prouty Garden Public Hearing Statement ]