The West 104th Street Garden is comprised of twin lots that border on either side of an apartment building and are attached at the back by a walkway. Within the two parcels are lawn areas, an herb patch, vegetable beds, picnic areas, and a small gathering space; there are tool sheds in each of the two parcels for storing and protecting the garden’s tools. A grand gazebo, recently furnished with a new roof is the focus of the eastern lot. In the western lot is the Jesse Crawford Rose Arbor. Jesse Crawford (1929-1996) was one of the chief organizers of the garden. His lifelong devotion to community service and his determination to make the West 104th Street Garden a reality was memorialized after his passing with the naming of this rose arbor.
Over seventy households actively maintain the garden during the growing season. Individuals, as well as organizations such as the Junior League, the Jewish Community Center, and Columbia University&rsq