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BRONX

211th Street
Community Garden

Northwest corner of
East 211th Street and Carlisle Place

Bronx, New York

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HOURS

All NYRP community gardens must hold a minimum of 20 open hours per week. Please check the bulletin board at the garden for times and details. 

 

Garden COordinator

Emmaline Carter

 


Founded in 1983 by a group of community residents, this garden – which features an enormous rock outcropping that dominates about a quarter of the site – is still used, more than 20 years later, by neighborhood members to grow herbs and vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil and parsley. Through the years, activity at the 211th Street Community Garden has steadily increased – with gardeners hosting local events, barbecues and gardening workshops, including instruction on the production of herbal tea and soap.

With its large, expansive lawn, this 3,016-square-foot garden is ideally suited to educational programs, with several schools located nearby. In 2002, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) installed a new exterior fence and water source, built a garden shed and re-envisioned the garden’s vegetable beds and perennial plantings to include a variety of rose bushes and butterfly shrubs.

To help ensure the garden continues to serve as an active green space and engages local residents for years to come, NYRP staff and horticulture crews work with community members to remove trash and provide ongoing maintenance, building assistance and plant material for the garden – including wood for raised planting beds, gardening tools, compost and vegetable seedlings.

Located in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, this large garden is composed of three lots situated among one- and two-family homes and multi-family residences.