All NYRP community gardens hold a minimum of 20 open hours per week. Please check the bulletin board at the garden for times and details.
- Sponsored By
- The Thompson Family Foundation
What I like best about our garden is that it keeps me in tune with nature by allowing me to grow vegetables to eat and jar, experience the flowers and trees, watch hummingbirds and butterflies, and relax with friends and neighbors at barbecues and community events.Beryl Benbow, Community Gardener
Established in 1988, this beloved neighborhood garden has provided shade, green space and produce for an active group of senior gardeners for more than 20 years. Named after the garden’s founder, the site contains a large lawn and gathering space for events, raised planting beds, where vegetables are grown and harvested by local residents – including an impressive supply of late-season collard greens, peppers, eggplant and tomatoes.
The front of the garden features a selection of plants, such as butterfly bushes, verbena, Echinacea and St. John’s Wort – designed to attract butterflies and other pollinators. In the back of the site, rain barrels collect water for garden maintenance and a large picnic table is used for informal gatherings.
Learn more about the Jane Bailey Memorial Garden via its blog.