Nimick Family therapeutic Garden

at the children's institute of pittsburgh


To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow (Audrey Hepburn)...

In April of 2010 the Nimick Forbesway Foundation, led by the children of Tom and Florence Nimick, announced their intention to fund a 10,000-square-foot therapeutic garden to benefit the patients of The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh and their families.

The garden was completed in autumn 2010 and is fully accessible to all children of all abilities. The garden is situate parallel to Shady Avenue on TCI's main campus. The Garden boasts a user-controlled fountain, a shaded sunflower pavilion, a ramp-access tree house and plenty of places to sit amongst the shade trees and flower beds.

We are proud to continue to support The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh. Florence and Thomas Nimick, parents of Cathleen Nimick of Aspinwall, Victoria Nimick Enright of Madison, WI, and Charles L.H. Nimick of McLean, VA, would be very proud of this Garden.

Florence Nimick was a long-time member of the Board of Directors, and three-term Board President of The Children’s Institute—starting when it was still known as the Home for Crippled Children. When Florence died in 1981, Mr. Nimick, a member of the Men’s Advisory Board, became the first man to be asked to join the active Board. He continued his service on the Associate Board of The Children’s Institute until his death in 2007.