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.
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