E Village Gardens – 9th Street

This is a first is a series on a selection of some of the many community gardens in the East Village in Manhattan, New York.

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 Street and Avenue C in The East Village, New York City. It has a large weeping willow tree, evidence of an underground stream.

It is one of the largest community gardens in New York City – 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. It has a rainwater harvesting system and composting.

The 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.

Information (Do click on these links, they are worth looking at):

9th Street Community and Garden – Facebook
Green Spaces
East Village Parks Conservancy
NYC Parks – Green Thumb
American Community Garden Association

9th Street Community Garden

23 thoughts on “E Village Gardens – 9th Street

  1. the dune mouse 2016-05-19 / 12:01 am

    beautiful!!! and I just love the light shining through the pink grass onto the stone. Nice composition.


  2. Anne Sandler 2016-05-17 / 12:18 pm

    Beautiful. Here in California, a community garden means vegetables, fruits, etc.!


    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-05-18 / 6:11 am

      Thanks. In Manhattan it means a garden, plus vegetables and a place for community activities. E 9 St FB page shows what they do (link above).


  3. Suzanne et Pierre 2016-05-17 / 9:44 am

    Lovely. I truly like community gardens and this one seem very pretty. (Suzanne)


  4. William & Laurie Lutz 2016-05-17 / 9:12 am

    Those are beautiful Sherry! love, Laurie

    Liked by 1 person

  5. nivs24 2016-05-17 / 8:24 am

    Ah. Nice place to get away from all the city madness


  6. Reinhold Staden 2016-05-17 / 6:56 am

    That looks like a beautiful and peaceful location in NY. Thanks for your effort to create this virtual tour! Excellent shots.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Midwestern Plant Girl 2016-05-17 / 6:44 am

    Very beautiful spot of nature… right in the middle of a chaotic city!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-05-17 / 6:50 am

      Yes it is. I will go back there soon to see how it is. These are all old photos as I can’t get out and about until my knee recovers.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Midwestern Plant Girl 2016-05-18 / 6:09 am

        I hope you’re back soon!

        Liked by 1 person

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