Manhattan Community Gardens

GrowNYC has built more than 125 new gardens, including GreenThumb community gardens; gardens in public housing developments, daycares, and senior centers; and our urban farm on Governors Island. We build about 10 new gardens a year and do renovation projects at an additional 25.

New Yorkers can find out more information about the community gardens that we've built in the BronxBrooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island.

Interested in joining one of NYC's 600 community gardens? Find one on OASIS map or on Green Thumb's website.

 

Clinton/Hell's Kitchen
Marian S. Heiskell Garden (1997)

East Harlem
El Sitio Feliz (1992)
George Washington Carver Garden for Living (2006)
Modesto "Tin" Flores Community Garden (1981)

Governors Island
Governors Island Teaching Garden (2014)

Harlem
125th St. Oasis (1996-2000)
227 Garden (2015)
Children's Aid Society (1998)
PS 139 Conversion (NYCHA) (2017)
PS 76 Garden (2002)
Good Earth Garden (1980-1992)
Harbor Morningside Children's Center Park (1990)
Pa'lante Garden (2017)

Lower East Side
All People's Garden (1979)
Creative Little Garden (1979)
5th Street Slope Children's Garden (2006)
Generation X Community Garden (2009)
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park (1993)
Miracle Garden (1983)
Parque de Tranquilidad (1980)
Sara D. Roosevelt Park (1996)

Murray Hill
Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center (2011)

Randall's Island
Randall's Island Urban Farm (2010)

Tribeca
City Hall Children's Garden at Tweed Courthouse (2010)

Upper West Side
D.O.M.E. Garden (1979-1995)

Washington Heights
Isabella Geriatric Center Garden (2011)
Dorothy K. McGowan Memorial Garden (1999)
Morris-Jumel Community Garden (2006)

In a moment where New Yorkers have turned to parks and gardening to ease the mental and emotional strain the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on residents, when the need for education surrounding nutrition and health couldn’t be more critical, the same nonprofits that make green space and nutrition education possible are in danger of going under, while vital city agencies like the New York City Parks Department’s GreenThumb program are facing severe budget cuts.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.