Location: Bowery and Huston St [MAP]
Designer: Liz Christy and Community Group
Project Type: Public Garden
Completion Date: 1974
Access: On foot, it’s a public park accessible to all during opening hours, sat – 12-4pm all year round, sun 12-4pm March – October, Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6pm – dusk May through September, any other times the gate is open.
A great secret garden to stumble upon, The Liz Christy Garden down by Houston Street, New York lies where the streets are a bit wider, the buildings are more human scale, and the landscape more green. Here the city feels like it’s stretching and breathing.
The Liz Christy Community Garden is a testament to people power, a derelict plot became a subject of interest to the gardening troop and eventually they contacted the city to gain permission to convert it into New York’s first community garden.