Jacqueline Denise Davis (JDD) Garden

1024 Boston Road
Morrisania, Bronx
Founded in 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


This garden is under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks and supported by GreenThumb, the nation's largest urban gardening program. If you are interested in joining, starting, or supporting a community garden, contact NYC Parks GreenThumb

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets and Farmstands, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    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 gardens and urban farms 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.