The 9th Street Community Garden was started in 1979 by Augustine (Nin) Garcia on a large fenced in vacant lot on the northeast corner of 9th Steet and Avenue C in The East Village, New York City. It is graced by a large weeping willow tree, evidence of an underground stream.

Today, the garden is one of the largest community gardens in New York City, having expanded to encompass one acre. It contains a stage and barbeque area, seating areas, fish pond, grape arbor, gazebo, Japanese garden, wisteria arbor, herb garden, and brick-lined walkways. It features fruit trees, vegetable gardens, many roses and more than two dozen mature trees. We also have a rainwater harvesting system and composting setup.

The 9th St. Community Garden is dedicated to providing a pleasant, open area for the community to enjoy. We encourage you to enjoy this unique New York City experience.

The 9th St. Community Garden is open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6pm from April to October, most Friday evenings until dusk, and many other times you will find the gate open. Hablamos español, mi amigo
tool sheds (3), casita, stage, grape arbor, wisteria arbor, cooking shelter
electricity, barbeque

9th St. and Ave. C, New York, NY 10009 United States
Kathleen McGowan
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Host Organization
GreenThumb/New York City Parks Dept.
40000 Square Feet
Total Plots
Year Founded
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portugese, Greek

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