Gardens for the City

Apply below for NYRP to renovate your outdoor space.

Through the Gardens for the City program, NYRP helps communities transform public spaces throughout New York City. We provide materials, horticultural knowledge, environmental education, labor, and expertise to help create community gardens and accessible landscapes in underserved neighborhoods.

Applications for Gardens for the City are accepted on a rolling basis. Submitting an application does not automatically qualify you to receive materials. We will contact you to organize a site visit to better understand your project details and follow up to be in touch if your project is selected.

What we provide:

  • Planting trees, shrubs, perennials, and more
  • Building raised beds, trellises, compost bins, garden furniture, pergolas, shade structures
  • Applying topsoil, compost, and wood chips
  • Creating pathways, small fencing installations
  • Installing small rainwater harvesting systems
  • Removing trash, rubble, woody brush, and herbaceous materials

Ideal candidate will:

  • Be located in Central Brooklyn, Southeastern Queens, Northern Manhattan, or South Bronx
  • Engage community members
  • Include plans for maintenance and long-term upkeep

Include in your application:

  • Responses to all questions in the below form
  • Please send photos of your project/designs to Yessenia Santiago, Assistant Director of Operations: [email protected]
  • Please read the application carefully, complete it as fully as possible, and follow submission deadline instructions. Responses to applications will be via e-mail so please check both main inbox and clutter/spam folders as well.
  • Please contact NYRP at 212-333-2552 if you have any questions