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Four Counties Garden Club revitalizes the
Physic Garden at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia forefathers, including Benjamin Franklin, designed the current campus of the Pennsylvania Hospital. Their plan included a Physic garden to grow medicines to help heal the sick. The garden was never built until in 1976, when members of Philadelphia garden clubs decided to make this a bicentennial project. Cecily Clark, led the charge to transform tennis courts, with fellow members of Four Counties Garden Club at her side, into the gardens our ancestors intended.
As part of its Centennial celebration, Four Counties plans to work with the hospital to revise signage to the garden.