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Art in the Gardens

Art in the Gardens is a program seeking to cultivate collaborative relationships and partnerships betweenlocal artists and community gardeners for the creation of a wide range of art works. Murals, sculptures,film screenings, performances, experimental art, music, and poetry all have a place inside communitygardens.

If your garden is interested in hosting a public art piece or you would like more information about the Artin the Gardens program, please reach out to GreenThumb’s Project Planner, Ariana Arancibia, at

September 2019 - Art in the Gardens - Georgia Avenue Garden

About the Garden: Georgia Avenue Garden was founded in 1986 by the Georgia Avenue Block Association. The purpose of creating this garden was to not only beautify the block but to provide fresh produce to seniors and low-income residents in the area. This is still part of the garden’s mission to date, and gardeners work hard to keep the garden productive.     In the Spring of 2018 the garden…


May 2019 - Art in the Gardens - First Street Garden

About the Garden: First Street Garden is a GreenThumb community garden in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.  Want to see the murals in person?  Come to our Planting Design for Gardens in the Shade workshop on Saturday June 22nd from 1 - 4PM!  If you are interested in becoming a member of First Street Garden, please contact Anthony Reuter - GreenThumb Senior Outreach Coordinator -…


March 2019 - Art in the Gardens - Edward P. Bowman Park

About the Garden: The nonsectarian, nonprofit, Harlem organization was founded in 1994 as one of the few inner-city, urban land trusts in New York City and the United States.  They are responsible for creating and now stewarding three vest-pocket parks and community gardens, and one open-space children's playground on West 128th and 129th Streets between 5th and Lenox Avenues. These are the locations where 50+ Harlem…


November 2018 - Art in the Gardens - Know Waste Lands

About the Garden: Know Waste Lands is a community compost site and wildlife garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The garden is a space for neighborhood social and ecological action towards community envisioned solutions to the challenges faced by local residents. Through sustainable practices and habitat restoration, Know Waste Lands grows community, “creating a garden where human and non-human interactions are based on…


October 2018 - Art in the Gardens - Howard Garden

Howard Garden, a community garden in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, has been a place for the residents of Howard Avenue to come together to listen to poetry readings and take in the interesting sights the garden has the offer.  From a wooden train that doubles as a playset for children to the drawings and paintings lighthouses, Howard Garden invites people are all ages to explore its art.    In…