LaGuardia Corner Gardens is an award-winning community garden in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village.  It is a place of natural beauty, where the visitor can find an oasis of calm in urban surroundings.  During the growing season visitors can enjoy a dazzling display of daffodils, tulips, irises, peonies, roses, and other perennials, as well as shrubs and fruit trees. 


The garden was created in 1981 by volunteers on a strip of barren land.  It is maintained and supported by volunteer members.  LCG is registered with NYC’s GreenThumb and is a designated Backyard Wildlife Habitat and Monarch Way Station.  The garden has trees, shrubs, and perennials that attract birds, butterflies, and bees.


In the spring members conduct programs for local school-children.  Garden events include seasonal celebrations, events for children, and a variety of musical offerings. 


LCG is proud to be among the LaGuardia Gardens and the Time Landscape in forming the “ribbon of green,” a flow of green spaces along the east side of LaGuardia Place, from West 3d to Houston Street.


To volunteer, or to support LaGuardia Corner Gardens, write to the garden at the address below.  To apply, see Application.  To participate in a community garden in NYC, contact GreenThumb.


Contributions to maintain and improve the garden are welcomed.  To donate online, click Donate.


The garden’s location, between Washington Square Park

and Soho, attracts visitors from around the world.  LCG is easily reached by public transportation.


The Garden’s Future & NYU 2031


NYU plans to build on the one-story supermarket site next to the garden.  The garden will be closed and covered for several years during demolition and construction (what will happen to the plants?).  The new building will cast what remains of the garden in shadow, ending the flower garden cultivated for nearly 35 years.  See NYU 2031 and CAAN 2031.


Litigation


CB2 unanimously rejected NYU 2031; the NYC Planning Commission and the NYC Council approved it.  State Assembly member Deborah Glick, NYU FASP, and a coalition of community groups brought an action to stop NYU from taking some of the City owned strips, which have been used by the community for decades as parks, playgrounds, a dog run, and gardens, and to protect LCG as a “park” under the State’s Public Trust Doctrine.

 

In a final ruling in June 2015, the NYS Court of Appeals found insufficient evidence that the City intended LCG to be a park.  See the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for current information.  To learn more about the ongoing effort to make the garden permanent, read News.                                                                           



Open Hours


A guardian is on duty:


April - May - Sat. & Sun. 10 am - 6 pm

June - August  - Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 6 pm - 8 pm

                           Sat. & Sun. 3 pm - 7 pm

Sept. & Oct. - Sat. & Sun. 10 am - 6 pm


Location


511 LaGuardia Place (bet. Bleecker & Houston Streets)


By Subway


A,B,C,D,E,F trains to West 4th Street

#1 to Houston & Varick Streets

#6 to Bleecker & Lafayette Streets


By Bus


M1, M5 to Broadway & Bleecker Street 


Google Map



                

LaGuardia Corner Gardens, Inc.   І   PO Box 79, Prince Street Station, New York, NY 10012   І   laguardiacornergarden@yahoo.com

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    Joe O’Connell