Last week we shared how Seattle Children’s is incorporating green roofs into the new Building Hope expansion.  But there’s also a lot of green that will make its way back to the ground around the new expansion in the coming months.

Before the construction site was cleared, over 4,000 plants were saved so they could be replanted around the new expansion. They’ve been lovingly cared for by Children’s Grounds Maintenance team.




Plant salvage included:

  • 330 trees
  • 1,000 shrubs
  • 1,132 ground covers
  • 316 grasses
  • 393 bulbs
  • 985 perennials
  • 136 ferns

Saving these plants for the new campus is not only environmentally friendly,  it also helps us steward our resources well by saving money on landscaping costs.

If you’d like to do a little planting of your own while helping out a good cause, don’t miss the 88th Annual Seattle Children’s Garden Sale! You can purchase perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees to support uncompensated care and receive expert advice from Children’s groundskeepers.

The event takes place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at Seattle Children’s administrative offices, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. For details see the Upcoming Events calendar at


Questions? Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

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Sellen Construction

Tim McKey

Project Superintendent