1. Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden

During her lifetime, Enid A. Haupt was a philanthropist and supporter of all thing related to horticulture and the arts, as evidenced by her biggest contribution, the New York Botanical Garden. Another one of her numerous contributions to New York City is the Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden. According to the Rusk Institute, which is associated with the NYU School of Medicine, this garden was built for the purpose of offering patients a place to relax to escape the “rigors and clinical environment of their physical rehabilitation treatment.” Today, the garden is used as a center for important horticultural research, but the public botanic garden is still used for its original purpose.

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