I’m a gardner, only because I can’t be a farmer. I love taking my children to farms and gardens to see what’s growing and how they’re doing it. When I think of amazing gardens or urban farms, I immediately think of the “Sky Farm” on the rooftop of the hospital.
The garden growing high above Indianapolis at Eskenazi Health is managed by Growing Spaces Indy, an organization that specializes in urban agriculture, and education for people about eating and living well.
It is open to the public to visit but please do not pick the produce. The Sky Farm offers a great view of Indianapolis (you’ll see the Orangatan Exhibit at the Zoo and Lucas Oil Stadium) and a serene environment atop a busy city and bustling building. There are benches for sitting and when it rains, puddles for stomping. Many of the plants are labeled so children can read what is growing and learn to identify specific plants.
Park in the parking garage ($3 for one hour), walk across the covered walkway on level 2. Once inside the hospital take the GREEN elevators to the seventh floor. The farm is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
720 Eskenazi Ave