Garden Groups

For more than 40 years, the community gardens of New York City have been nurtured by generations of citizens interested in improving their local community while making our city and the world greener, more livable, and more sustainable. When New York City was struck by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, gardens again proved their value as places of mutual aid and support. Across the country, New York City has long been looked to as a beacon of community spirit, and we vow that our gardens will face the challenges of a changing climate to grow and thrive for generations to come.

Here are the groups of Loisaida / Lower East Side community gardens collaborating in Gardens Rising and their elected Steering Committee member:

Great North: 14th to 11th Streets, Sarah Zaborowski from Campos Garden
•    Dias y Flores, 520 #. 13th St between Aves A & B, Zone 2, .12 acres
•    Relaxation Garden, 209 Ave B & 13th St, Zone 1, .06 acres
•    Vamos Sembrar Garden, 198 Ave B between 12th & 13th Sts, Zone 1, .02 acres

•    Avenue B Community Garden Assoc., 200 Ave B between 12th & 13th St, Zone 1, .02 acres
•    El Sol Brillante, 12th St Btwn Aves A & B, Zone 2, .24 acres
•    El Sol Brillante Jr., 547 E. 12th St between Aves A & B, Zone 2, .06 acres
•    Children’s Garden, 194 Ave B & 12th St, Zone 1, .04 acres
•    Campos Community Garden, 640-644 E. 12th St between Aves B & C, Zone 1, .12 acres
•    11BC Garden, 626 E. 11th St between Aves B & C, Zone 1, .05 acres
•    Toyota Childrens’ Garden, 603 E. 11th St between Aves B & C, Zone 1, .04 acres
•    East Side Outside, 404-416 E. 12th St between Aves 1st & A, Zone 5, .45 acres
•    11th St Community Garden, 11th St between Aves 1st & A, Zone 5, .05 acres

El Pueblo: 7th to 10th Streets, Shawn Dahl of DeColores Garden
•    9th St Community Garden and Park, 144 Ave C & 9th St, Zone 1, .48 Acres
•    La Plaza Cultural, 634 E. 9th St & Ave C, Zone 1, .64 Acres
•    De Colores Community Garden, 311 E. 8th St between Aves B & C, Zone 1, .07 Acres
•    Earth People Community Garden, 355 E. 8th St between Aves B & C, Zone 1, .11 Acres
•    Fireman’s Memorial Garden, 358-62 E 8th St between Aves C & D, Zone 1, .17 Acres
•    Gilbert’s Sculpture & Green Oasis Community Garden, 376 E 8th St between Aves C & D, Zone 1, .39 Acres
•    Sam & Sadie Koenig Garden, 237 E 7th St between Aves C & D, Zone 1, .03 Acres

Middle Earth: 4th to 6th Streets, Carmine D’Intino from 6B Garden
•    Creative Little Garden, 530 E. 6th St, between Aves A & B, Zone 4, .06 acres
•    6B Garden/6th St and Ave B Garden, 84 Ave B & 6th St, Zone 4, .39 acres
•    6BC Botanical Garden, 624 E 6th St, between Aves B & C, Zone 2, .18 acres
•    5th St Slope Children’s Garden, 625-527 E 5th St, between Aves B & C, Zone 2, .10 acres
•    El Jardin del Paraiso, 706 E 5th St, between Aves C & D, Zone 3, .73 acres
•    Generation X Cultural Garden, 270 E 4th St between Aves A & B, Zone 4, .11 acres
•    Secret Garden, 293 E. 4th St & Ave C, Zone 2, .05 acres
•    Orchard Alley, 346 E 4th St between Aves C & D, Zone 3, .23 acres
•    Parque de Tranquilidad, 313-315 E 4th St between Aves C & D, Zone 3, .12 acres

Mundo Verde: 2nd and 3rd Streets, Herman Hewitt from All People’s Garden
•    Kenkeleba Sculpture Garden, 212 E 3rd St between Aves B & C, Zone 4, .31 acres
•    Hope Garden, 193 E 2nd St between Aves A & B, Zone 5, .05 acres
•    Miracle Garden, 194 E 3rd St between Aves A & B, Zone 5, .12 acres
•    Jardin Los Amigos, 221 E 3rd St between Aves B & C, Zone 4, .06 acres
•    Brisas del Caribe Garden 237 E 3rd St between Aves B & C, Zone 4, .06 acres
•    All People’s Garden, 293 E 3rd St between Aves C & D, Zone 3, .05 acres
•    Le Petit Versailles, 247 E 2nd St between Aves B & C, Zone 4, .03 acres
•    Peach Tree Garden, 238 E 2nd St between Aves B & C, Zone 4, .12 acres

Southland: below Houston and west of First Avenue, Kristin Ellington from Dorothy Strelsin Suffolk St. Community Garden
•    Liz Christy Community Garden, 285 Bowery St & Houston, No Zone, .27 acres
•    Albert’s Garden, 16 E 2nd St between Bowery & Second Ave, No Zone, .07 acres
•    First St Garden, 48 E 1st bewteen 1st & 2nd Aves, No Zone, .06 acres
•    Dorothy Strelsin Suffolk St Community Garden, 174 Suffolk St, Zone 6, .06 acres
•    Committee of Poor Peoples Clinton St Garden, 171 Stanton & Clinton Sts, Zone 5, .06 acres
•    Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton & Norfolk Sts, No Zone, .06 acres
•    M’Finda Kalunga Garden, Chrystie and Rivington Sts, No Zone, .48 acres
•    Siempre Verde, 181 Stanton & 137 Attorney Sts, Zone 5, .09 acres
•    Forsyth St Conservancy, 106 Chrystie and Delancey Sts, No Zone, ? acres
• LES People’s Care Garden, 25 Rutgers & Henry Sts, Zone 5, .05 acres