“first community garden in NYC”
This was the First Community Garden in New York City founded in 1973; it is located on the northeast corner of Bowery and Houston Streets in Manhattan. The Liz Christy Garden has a pond which is 2.5 feet deep. The fish and red-eared slider turtle communities live there year round. The garden also has a a wildflower habitat, beautiful wooden furniture, a grape arbor, a grove of weeping birch trees, fruit trees, a dawn redwood, vegetable gardens, berries, herbs and hundreds of varieties of flowering perennials. It is divided into individual areas, designed and tended by the garden members; general maintenance is shared. The beauties of this natural place can be enjoyed in every season, including winter during the weekly open hours.
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