Village Community Projects

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

The Southampton Garden Club and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital have enjoyed a long association. For many years, the members of the Club took turns providing flowers for the waiting room of the radiology department.  In 1994, the Club helped underwrite a project to enhance the hospital grounds, and contributed horticultural and artistic advice in planting both the main and the emergency room entrances. Planting flowers in these areas on an annual basis and overseeing their maintenance continue to be important on-going projects. 

In addition to the plantings at the actual site of the Hospital, the Southampton Garden Club maintained the garden on the grounds of the former Southampton Care Center, now an adjunct facility of the hospital for many years. The garden, dedicated to the memory of the husband of an SCG member, was the catalyst for a larger project. The SGC planted a connecting garden with a winding walkway that the residents could enjoy. This second garden was dedicated in August 1996. Today it is maintained by the Hospital.