The Garden Club of New Haven, in spring 2019, was honored and thanked by the Board of Directors of Leeway Inc. for their decade-long help with the skilled nursing center’s campus gardens. Before an audience of State and city administrators, legislators, staff and faculty of Yale School of Medicine, and others, Leeway Director Jay Katz said the advice offered by GCNH members has brought the campus alive. He said the plantings have made a significant and positive impact on residents, staff, and visitors alike. Nearly ten years ago the CGNH volunteers, a partnership among Club committees including Garden History & Design, Photography, and Civic, began their work by designing and planting gardens on the once barren urban property surrounding the main building, the only building at the time. During the following years much gardening was carried out, including: vegetable gardens in raised beds, a shade garden, a small grove of fruit trees, and advising on the Memorial Catherine Kennedy Gardens plans. Founded in 1995 as Connecticut’s 1st and only free-standing skilled nursing center dedicated to caring for individuals with HIV/AIDS, Leeway Inc. has grown from a single building on approximately 1/3 acre to a multi building campus on over 1-1/2 acres- all of which has been embellished with trees, shrubs, and flowers.