GreenThumb is celebrating our 40th anniversary and as part of this special year, we are hosting Open Garden Day NYC on Saturday, July 14, 2018! Over 70 Community Gardens across the city will open their gates to the public from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (rain or shine). For a list of participating community gardens and the activities, they will be offering, visit: https://www.nycgovparks.org/greenthumb/open-gardens
Enjoy a day of free activities in our community gardens. Activities will differ from each garden. A sampling of some of the activities taking place includes: arts and crafts, music performances, exercise classes, cooking demonstrations or an opportunity to get your hands dirty and dig in the soil!
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.
Smiling Hogshead Ranch will be joining dozens of other gardens around the city in introducing the public to the NYC greening and gardening scene. Alternating youth-driven tours and garden-superhero cape-making (while supplies last) will be offered on site throughout the day.