COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

The garden is closed to the public (which includes Front Garden Key Holders) until further notice. Key sales are temporarily suspended as well.

In accordance with the GreenThumb’s PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY:

Regardless of garden size, maximum occupancy of any garden may not exceed 25 people at a time. Garden groups may have smaller maximum occupancies as needed.

Gardens cannot be unattended while open to the public.

Gardeners are not responsible for enforcing NYC Parks rules or correcting behaviors. Concerns about refusals to observe social distancing should be directed to 311. For more serious issues, you should contact GreenThumb, call NYC Parks Central Communications (for gardens on NYC Parks property) at (646) 613-1200, or 911 depending on the severity of the issue.

Back garden members should enter only to carry out absolutely necessary maintenance.

updated September 18, 2020

We know how disappointing it is to not have open access to the garden in these difficult times, but we are following the rules set forth by GreenThumb during COVID19 (, since CCG is a licensed NYC Community Garden with GreenThumb and not an NYC Park
Per the latest policy updates, the garden cannot be open to host open hours (for front-gate keyholders and members of the general public), as it must be monitored at all times. Since we do not have a paid staff, it would be impossible for us to enforce proper mask wearing and social distancing on a daily basis. Currently the garden access is limited to essential task holders only (as deemed by GreenThumb), such as sweeping, garden maintenance, lawn mowing, back garden plot holders limited access. The garden is also under video surveillance to guard against any vandalism or wrong doings
We keep apprised on updates from GreenThumb to see when we can have open access for the front garden and will keep you posted as soon as something changes. We also have updates posted on our website, If you have any questions, please reach out to GreenThumb via their website ( or CCG via our email