Marian S. Heiskell Garden

315 West 48th Street
Clinton, Manhattan
Founded in 1997

This garden behind the new Salvation Army headquarters originally reached from 47th to 48th street. The rebuilt garden now faces 48th Street. Children from the Mid-Town West School garden in pie shaped cobblestone lined raised beds. The front area is their forest of Ailanthus trees. A flagstone pathway rings the rear of the garden and leads to a tool shed. Ornamental shrubs and butterfly attracting plants hide the low wrought iron fence. The science teachers make ample use of this outdoor classroom.

 

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

NYC DOE K-12 public and charter schools can apply for the GrowNYC Mini Grant! Eligible schools can apply for $500-$2000 in credit to a garden supply store to build or expand school gardens and outdoor learning spaces.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box pick-ups, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, 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.