Albert’s Garden is located at 16-18 E. 2nd Street, between Bowery and 2nd Ave. close to the Broadway-Lafayette/Bleecker Street subway stops and the 2nd Ave. stop on the F line.
Hours: open to the public from April 1 through November 2018 on the following days:
Sundays: 10am to 4pm
Mondays: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesdays: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesdays: Flex Hours, when gate is open
Fridays: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am to 5:00pm
… or any other time the gate is open.
Garden Events Coming Up!
Open to the public. Donations welcome.
Our Annual Fall Open House has been postponed until next weekend – November 3 or 4, pending weather.
Albert’s is a quiet neighborhood place to admire nature’s beauty. Begun in the 1970s, it’s now a mature shade garden where perennials unfold throughout the seasons. In this calm serene space, visitors can enjoy bird watching, linger near the gold fish pond, enjoy a wall mural by famed street artist, Roa, and attend community events ending with our annual Halloween Party. Photography is encouraged. Peacefulness prevails.
NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME! Inquiries can be made through our website Contact Us page or just drop by to chat with any member when the garden is open.
Our mission is to:
A. Provide stewardship for the maintenance, conservation and preservation of land as a shade and serenity garden for benefit of the surrounding community and the general public.
B. Develop awareness of green space ecology.
C. Enhance environmental quality through horticultural insight.
D. Promote community health and integrity.
E. Stimulate and encourage activities which foster nature related education as well as artistic and cultural endeavors.
F. Be a sanctuary for flora and fauna.
Albert’s Garden is a member of the Manhattan Land Trust, Inc.
The property was purchased in 1998 by the Trust for Public Land at city auction along with 80 +/- other community gardens throughout four boroughs of New York City. Those gardens were subsequently organized into the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan Land Trusts, each of which are independent entities.
Albert’s became incorporated as a not-for-profit 501c.(3) in 2014 (EIN No: 47-2003727) and is registered with the New York State Charities Bureau. We receive no support from any public agency – federal, state or local. We have no political or religious affiliation. Our sole purpose is to provide a quiet respite for the general public in order to foster appreciation of and education about the natural environment along with science and the arts.
Our members are all non-compensated volunteers whose dues go entirely to garden support. Your donation will assist in covering the garden’s annual expenses of insurance, utilities, the purchase of compost, mulch and fertilizers we cannot make ourselves, tools and materials for upkeep of the physical grounds, annual plantings, and food and aquatic supplies for our fish.
Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to us in the form of a personal check made out to “Albert’s Garden.”
68 E. 3rd. St. Apt. 9
New York, NY 10003-9241
We also participate in the TD Bank Affinity Program to help defray our operating costs. See how you can help us FOR FREE!
Board of Directors
- Gardening Committee – E.Jay Sims, Barbara Horn, Francine Lange
- Maintenance Committee – John Shuttleworth, Nicholas Nicolosi
- Programming – Constance Barrett
- Fish Pond – Roelof Blonk
- Website and Garden History – E.Jay Sims, Barbara Horn
Website photos contributed by John Shuttleworth, E.Jay Sims; historical photos contributed by Constance Barrett.