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Linden Boulevard Community Garden

East 178th Street & Linden Boulevard

Queens, 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

If you are interested in serving as this garden’s coordinator – a volunteer position, please contact our office at 212-333-2552 or by e-mail at info@nyrp.org

 

 

The Linden Boulevard Community Garden is an orderly, well-laid-out space planned and created by veteran GreenThumb designer Edie Kean. The site is filled with mature shade trees and ornamental plantings interspersed with artfully placed brick pathways. Community members and residents from the Association for the Advancement for the Blind and Retarded – a local non-profit organization providing housing and social services for blind and developmentally disabled youth and adults – use the garden’s benches and paths to relax and experience nature. New York Restoration Project (NYRP) partners with The Association – which is located adjacent to the garden – to maintain and green the space.

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.

This large, 14,000-square-foot, triangular-shaped garden is situated in the South Jamaica section of Queens amidst a community of one- and two-family homes whose residents are primarily of African-American descent.