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Contact Us

Clinton Community Garden Click here to view our Open-Close Hours. P.O. Box 214, New York, NY 10108-0214. Fill in the form below to send us an email. Clinton Community Garden 434 West 48th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, Manhattan, NYC 10036 Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton Neighborhood — Subway E-C (50th Street Station) #1 (50th Street) Acres:…

Need A Front Garden Key?

The garden is closed to the public (which includes Front Garden Key Holders) until further notice. Key sales are temporarily suspended as well. When: Keys are sold the first Tuesday (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm) and first Saturday (11:00 am -12:00 noon) of the month, from April through October. $15 fee. Where: The gazebo inside…

Rules, Forms & Lists

Our garden is located at 434 West 48th Street in Manhattan between 9th and 10th avenues. The garden was created in 1978 by Hell’s Kitchen residents who cleared out the rubble from a long-vacant lot and began planting it with flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. The garden is organized into two main sections. There is…

Bees

The Clinton Community Garden has a long history of beekeeping. It predates the Giuliani-era ban on the bee keeping practice in New York City. Back then, for many years, the person responsible for taking care of bees was Sid Glaser. Sid put the garden and the bees in the spotlight when he appeared on a…

Birds

If you find a sick or injured bird in the garden, you can contact: The Wild Bird Fund 565 Columbus Ave between 87th/88th St, east side of street 646-306-2862 They request, but do not require, a contribution to take in an injured bird. Birding In Clinton Community Garden An astonishing 60 species of birds have…

History

[photo: Pi Dance Theatre, Sept. 2007] In 1984, the Clinton Community Garden became the first community garden in New York City to be granted permanent parkland status. This was a big moment both for our garden and the future of community gardening in the city. The story of our garden, however, starts some seven years…