The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Monday, April 18, 2016

Jane Street Garden in the West Village

I was in New York City this past weekend for an optometry CE conference and happened upon this small public park at Jane Street and 8th Avenue in the West Village in Manhattan. This park is called Jane Street Park and is Green Thumb Community Garden. Green Thumb is a City of New York City Parks and Recreation Program that has helped transform vacant urban lots into public gardens. This garden is maintained by volunteers and "open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 1pm or whenever the gate is open weather permitting". I was lucky enough to spend a half hour in the garden enjoying a warm Sunday morning.


  1. Thank you, Michael, for the beautiful photos of the Jane Street Garden! As a member of the Jane Street Block Association, I'm happy to say that the garden gets a beautiful new fence in fall 2016 to replace the sagging chain link. More info at

    1. I am glad you found my post! Your garden was a lovely respite in the city. My entire staff spent time there. Thanks so much fro opening it to the public. I will be looking forward to seeing your new fence when I visit next year.



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