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Open Garden Day NYC

Saturday, July 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join the community gardening movement and tour dozens of community gardens across NYC!

On July 14, dozens of community gardens will be opening their doors to the public on the same day. Enjoy a day of free activities and share in our gardens. Activities will include arts and music, greening and composting, food and environmental justice events, garden workdays, and much more.

The open gardens represent some of the more than 550 community gardens overseen by GreenThumb, the largest community gardening program in the country. Gardens range from small community spaces meant for relaxation to large plazas and urban farms. More than 20,000 community gardeners volunteer their time to manage these vital open spaces.

Highland Park gardens

About GreenThumb

GreenThumb provides programming and material support and technical assistance to over 550 community gardens in New York City. GreenThumb is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary with a year of activities and events. To find out more about GreenThumb and for a list of upcoming garden events, visit our 40 Years of GreenThumb page to get started.

Edgemere Urban Farm



Locations List


Share your day!

We want to see how you spent the day in a garden! Use the hashtag: #OpenGardenDayNYC and tag @greenthumbgrows on Instagram and Twitter or @GreenThumbNYC on Facebook.
We will share some of your posts, with credit, on our accounts throughout the summer.

Get Involved

Want to visit a community garden? No need to wait for Open Garden Day NYC! Community gardens are regularly open all across the city. Visit our Find a Garden page to find a garden near you and its hours of operation.

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