Mildred T. Rhodebeck Garden (Garden of Eden)
Parks & Gardens

Mildred T. Rhodebeck Garden (Garden of Eden)


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
Rhodebeck Charitable Trust
Garden Designer
Edie Kean

Once a site for illegal drug activity, this former junkyard was restored by NYRP in 2006, thanks to the Rhodebeck Charitable Trust whose generous support provided for a complete renovation of the garden designed by veteran GreenThumb designer Edie Kean.

This large, lovely garden sits on a corner bordering the Bruckner Expressway in a changing neighborhood that is at once commercial, industrial, and residential. A welcome oasis of green in a neighborhood starved for public parks, Rhodebeck Garden is well-used by students from neighboring P.S. 75.

In addition to the cultivation of fresh produce, including tomatoes, peppers, corn and collard greens, the garden provides a welcoming space to hold community gatherings. Notable features include a barbecue grill, brick patio and casita– a structure common to Puerto Rican gardens that includes storage space and a small porch for community activities. Additional improvements include a steel picket fence, planting beds and a rainwater harvesting system.

Garden Size
9984 Square Feet
Barbeque grill
Gardening fruits and vegetables

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