Liz Christy Garden

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Liz Christy Garden
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Liz Christy Garden is located in Manhattan
Liz Christy Garden
Location
Liz Christy Garden is located in New York City
Liz Christy Garden
Location
Liz Christy Garden is located in New York
Liz Christy Garden
Location
Liz Christy Garden is located in the US
Liz Christy Garden
Location
Type Community garden
Location Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates 40°43′27″N 73°59′30″W / 40.72403°N 73.99170°W / 40.72403; -73.99170Coordinates: 40°43′27″N 73°59′30″W / 40.72403°N 73.99170°W / 40.72403; -73.99170
Created 1973
Founder Liz Christy
Website www.lizchristygarden.us

The Liz Christy Garden is a community garden located at the intersection of the Bowery and Houston Street in Manhattan on New York City Parks Department land. Started in 1973 by local resident Liz Christy, it was the first community garden in New York. The Liz Christy Garden is also the home to the tallest Dawn Redwood tree in Manhattan and was the first garden started by the Green Guerillas.[1][2][3][4]

The garden includes a pond stocked year round with fish and turtles, groves of trees, vegetable beds, herbs, and flowering perennials. It is open to the public on Saturday (noon till 4PM, all year), Sunday (noon till 4 PM, May to October) and Tuesday & Thursday (6 p.m. till Dusk May until October). The garden, started in 1973 was first named the Bowery-Houston Community Farm and Garden.

It was renamed the Liz Christy Garden in 1985 to honor its founder who died in 1985. Liz Christy was a founder of the urban community garden group Green Guerillas, the first Director of the Council on the Environment of New York City's Open Space Greening Program, and the first winner of the American Forestry Association's Urban Forestry Award.

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  1. ^ "Border war pits garden vs. developer". Thevillager.com. 2004-01-04. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ 08.16.07   12:45PM (2007-08-16). "PlantTherapy: Liz Christy Community Garden". Apartment Therapy. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  4. ^ [2] Archived June 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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