Jacqueline Denise Davis (JDD) Garden

1024 Boston Road [map]
Morrisania, Bronx
Founded 6/21/1999

The garden is bordered by a wide variety of trees, shrubs, bushes, and beautiful flowers. Half of the garden is used by the neighborhood; step through the trellis and you see 25 colorfully decorated flower beds. In the midst of them is a wishing well that contains a mini herb garden. Theres also an open deck and a stage/gazebo.

The other half of the garden is used by GrowNYC's Learn It, Grow It, Eat It program, which teaches Bronx high school students about growing food and empowers them to conduct nutrition education outreach in their neighborhood  Students also sell the food that they grow at the Learn It, Grow It, Eat It Youthmarket.

The 13,000 square foot garden hosts parties, workshops, and celebrations of all kinds. The garden opened in 1999 with support from the GrowNYC's Plant-A-Lot project and the Trust for Public Land.



Gazebo/stage reconstruction

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