Bergen New Bridge Medical Center was selected as one of five finalists from a pool of 22 applicants by the National Garden Bureau, along with program sponsors American Meadows, Ball Horticultural Co. and Sakata Seed America. After a two-week voting round, the medical center was selected as a runner-up and was awarded a $1,000 grant.
“Our horticultural therapy program and on-site greenhouse provide both healing and enjoyment to our long-term care residents, which is unique to Bergen New Bridge,” Deborah Visconi, CEO and president, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, said. “I am incredibly proud of our team that provides this popular program to our residents and am glad to see this well-deserved recognition from the National Garden Bureau and their corporate partners, which will enable us to continue to provide a high-quality therapeutic experience.”
This announcement marks the 10th year that the National Garden Bureau has provided much-needed resources for worthy therapeutic gardens. This funding allows these gardens to continue, and even expand, their good work for deserving clients.
National Garden Bureau, American Meadows, Ball Horticultural Co. and Sakata Seed America would like to recognize all grant applicants that participated this year. All are listed on the NGB website. NGB encourages support of these and other therapeutic gardens by industry, local communities and individuals.