Community Garden

The New 123rd Street Block Association Community Garden is located at 112 – 116 west 123rd Street, between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue (click here for a map).  Total garden area is .14 acres, or 2,018 square feet. The garden is a member of GreenThumb,  a division of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department and the nation’s largest urban gardening program. The garden is managed and run by volunteers,  most of whom are residents of Central Harlem.

The Community Garden also boasts several vegetable and flower boxes available to members on a first come,  first serve basis.  Please email us if you are interested in planting a box.

Our garden is also a member of Harlem’s Heritage Rose District,  a project led by the Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and the Heritage Rose Foundation.  For more information, please visit the MBPO’s site about the Heritage Rose District and be sure to stop by our garden in the spring and all summer long to see the roses bloom!

For more information about Community Gardens in New York City, please visit GreenThumb’s website or download the 2011 GreenThumb Gardener’s Handbook.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Community Garden, please download the membership application and return it to

Click here to download a copy of our bylaws which list rules and regulations for the garden.