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 a Front Garden and a Back Garden. The Front Garden is open to the public, key holders as well as visitors who may ask to be let in if the gate is closed. When visiting the garden, please respect our rules, posted on the front bulletin board and here under Rules & Bylaws:
Current Plot Wait List (updated May 2023)
New-Key-Holder Agreement (updated May 2020)
Rear Garden Rules (updated May 2023)
Rear Garden Duties (updated May 2023)
Reimbursement Form (Excel format)
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The garden is not a playground. Dogs and cats (or any pets) are not allowed. Courteous behavior is expected. For gatherings of 10 or more, permission from the Steering Committee is required. Visit our Special Event Application, above, for more information. Please be kind to the garden and the environment by taking your trash with you and properly recycling newspapers, bottles, cans, plastics, and aluminum at your home or office.
The Clinton Community Garden, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization managed by a steering committee composed of gardeners elected at our annual membership meeting held the first Tuesday in March. Check the bulletin board for exact time, location, and date. The garden is licensed by the New York City Parks Department through GreenThumb and is open to key holders from approximately from morning to dusk 365 days a year, depending upon weather, darkness, and time of year*. All gardening and maintenance is done by volunteers. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation in support of this garden, please send your check to: Clinton Community Garden, P.O. Box 214, New York, NY 10108-0214.
*The Garden reserves the right to close depending upon safety, weather, garden conditions, darkness, garden maintenance at its discretion. We have volunteers who padlock the front gate after closing time and unlock the front gate before opening time every morning and evening. Please observe the posted hours. Just because the front gate is not padlocked does not mean the garden is open.
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