Check out the community gardening movement and tour dozens of community gardens across NYC! A day of free activities in the gardens includes arts and music, greening and composting, food and environmental justice events, garden workdays, and much more.
The open gardens represent some of the more than 550 community gardens overseen by GreenThumb , the largest community gardening program in the country. Gardens range from small community spaces meant for relaxation to large plazas and urban farms. More than 20,000 community gardeners volunteer their time to manage these vital open spaces.
Best for Kids and Families:
Children's Magical Garden
131 Stanton Street (Chinatown)
Attend a workshop on herbal medicine, and play family games.
Mobilization for Change Community Garden
955 Columbus Avenue (Manhattan Valley)
Make solar toys and help set up the garden's solar fountain.
East 4th Street Community Garden (Windsor Terrace Kensington Veterans Memorial)
171 E 4th Street (Kensington, Brooklyn)
Tour the garden and get your face painted.
El Puente: Espiritu Tierra Community Garden - Earth Spirit
203-207 South 2nd Street (South Side, Brooklyn)
Listen to live music, get your face painted, and try a free yoga class.
Prospect Heights Community Farm
252-256 St. Marks Avenue (Prospect Heights, Brooklyn)
Make your own terrarium.
Tranquility Farm (Willoughby Ave. Garden)
267 Throop Avenue (Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn)
Visit the chickens, and listen to live music.
Smiling Hogshead Ranch
25-30 Skillman Avenue (Long Island City, Queens)
Tour the garden, and make your own cape.
Discovery Community Garden 1
108-59 Union Hall Street (Jamaica, Queens)
Listen to live music, help us plant, and make your own art.
Risse Street Community Garden
10 Risse Street Garden (Bedford Park, Bronx)
Attend workshops on beekeeping and compost, play games, and make DIY crafts.
Joe Holzka Community Garden
1170 Castleton Avenue (New Brighton, Staten Island)
Attend a workshop on composting and make your own crafts.
Full List (by borough)