Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy

Sea Garden Greeting Cards

Sea Garden Greeting Cards are now on sale in the CHOP Gift Shop. Purchase your pack of 6 Sea Garden greeting cards for $10, and use them during the holidays and all year long! All proceeds will help support ongoing maintenance and programming in the rooftop garden at Children’s Seashore House.

Sea Garden

Hope blooms here!

At The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we want all of our patients to bloom and grow to the best of their abilities. In this spirit, CHOP has opened a garden for patients and families on the third-floor rooftop playdeck of Children’s Seashore House. 

Bringing the garden to life

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is excited to announce the partnership with Groundswell Design Group, a nationally celebrated landscape build and design firm, based in Hopewell, N.J., to create the vision for the new garden. 

Working directly with a team from CHOP, the Groundswell team, comprised of landscape and hardscape designers and installers, worked to create a vision for the garden that was true to the core philosophy that design should take a holistic approach and create moments beyond just the meandering landscape experience.

CHOP is also thankful for a partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, an organization that provided support for Sea Garden planning and planting, and will participate in ongoing upkeep. We also thank Johnny's Selected Seeds, which donated all the seeds we'll plant for our 2014 garden and Organic Mechanics, which donated the soil!    


Groundswell's design was inspired by the healing nature of the sea, with the goal of bringing the calm of the sand and the sea to patients and families. In addition to the beautiful design, the garden will include ongoing educational programming for patients and families, that will include everything from alphabet gardening and story-telling, to nutrition and healthy eating.

The vision

The Sea Garden at the Seashore House will:


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Download these fun Sea Garden activity pages!

Help Our Garden Grow

Your donations can help make this beautiful garden come to life for seasons to come. Donate here.