About Us

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.

ALBERT’S GARDEN HAS LIMITED OPEN HOURS: Because of the Coronavirus, the garden is following Green Thumb protocols. All members and visitors must wear a mask and maintain social distancing.


—Face coverings (masks) must be worn at all times by everyone visiting the garden.
—Please observe social distancing in proximity to others except for family groups.
—Our seating occupancy limit will be 12 persons total, with 18 visitors maximum at any time. (Children under 8 not counted)
—Please limit your visit time to one hour (individual or group)
—If you do not feel well or have a severe cough, please stay home. The garden sitter will not admit anyone with obvious symptoms of discomfort.
—All other garden use guidelines will remain in effect.

OPEN HOURS for 2020 Season:

Due to the pandemic Albert’s will be open at irregular times which could change depending on weather and member availability. A sign at the gate will say if we are open.

MONDAY — 10-12am; 1-4pm
TUESDAY — 2-5pm
WEDNESDAY — 10-12am
FRIDAY — 4-7pm
SATURDAY — 12-1pm
SUNDAY — 9-11am
… or whenever the gate sign says OPEN.

Albert’s visitor season ends October 31 each year. We apologize for the current season’s limitations and appreciate your visit. Enjoy your time in the garden and Please Stay Well.

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.

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Your donation will assist in helping to cover the garden’s annual expenses of insurance, utilities, the purchase of compost, mulch, fertilizers, 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.”  

Mail to:
Albert’s Garden
68 E. 3rd. St. Apt. 9
New York, NY 10003-9241
email: albertsgarden@earthlink.net

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.

Read more about the Garden’s History.

Board of Directors

    • Treasurer:   Roelof Blonk


    • Gardening Committee – Nicole Blau, EJay Sims, Barbara Horn, Francine Lange
    • Maintenance Committee – John Shuttleworth, Nicholas Nicolosi
    • Programming –  Constance Barrett
    • Fish Pond – Roelof Blonk
    • Website, Membership, Garden History – EJay Sims, Barbara Horn

Website photos contributed by John Shuttleworth, EJay Sims; historical photos contributed by Constance Barrett and Ben Wohlberg.

We also participate in the TD Bank Affinity Program to help defray our operating costs. See how you can help us FOR FREE!

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