It has been said that The 91st Street Garden is the largest community run flower garden in the state of New York.  The garden is located on the Riverside Park Promenade that is at the western edge of Manhattan.
 
Contrary to previous beliefs, the garden is not maintained by migrant farm workers but by volunteers from the neighborhood.

The garden was started in the Fall of 1981 by planting bulbs in a large octagon plot of land.  In the very next spring an even larger rectangle (south of the octagon) was prepared for flowers.

I have been taken photographs of the garden since it's inception.  Please do not ask me for the names of the flowers that I photographed because I do not know.  I am not a gardener.

The garden is a full sensory experience with the birds and cute mammals like the squirrels, mice and rats.  Do not miss in the early morning hours after midnight, our friends the Raccoons are around.

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Much more to be added.
PHOTOGRAPHS
by Joe Bly

Octagon Garden - Jan. 03, 1982

 Rectangle Garden - Mar. 20, 1982

 April 24, 1982


May 15, 1982

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