Jefferson Market Garden
Programs For Our Community

Jefferson Market Garden
Offers a Unique Variety
of Special Community
Programs to Enjoy
in the Garden


History and Garden Tours


Jack Intrator, the official historian for the Garden, provides special tours on the history of the Garden and its neighborhood.  He can often be found volunteering at the Garden Gate where he enjoys sharing his collections of historic pictures and stories.  In addition, Jack is available for individual and group tours by appointment.  Please contact the Garden:




School Group Tours


We welcome school field trips (on Monday mornings when the Garden is not open to the public) from late March, when the garden is first waking up, till season's end in October. We teach youngsters about the transition from seed to flower, and about worms, composting, and soil. Reservatons required. Please contact the Garden:

Senior Tour Groups

We also welcome organizations for Seniors on Monday afternoons (when the Garden is not open to the public) from late March, when the garden is first waking up, till season's end in October. We can offer history, garden or ecology tours. Reservations required. Please contact the Garden:






Special Events for Children 


Twice a year, the Garden presents special festivals for our neighborhood children.  At our Magical Garden of Music and Flowers in June, they parade through the garden, create projects, make crafts and enjoy special entertainment.  At our Fall Harvest Festival in October, children paint pumpkins, participate in creative activities and join in musical games. In December, a festive Holiday Tree Lighting event takes place in the Garden.  Check our Community Events page for dates.


Free Summer Music in the Garden


During the Summer, weather permitting, free musical programs are offered to our visitors.  Check our calendar for dates.


Wedding Ceremonies


Couples can join a growing list of New Yorkers that includes Miranda and Steve from 'Sex and the City' and take their vows on the garden's lush center lawn. We can accommodate up to 150 guests.  If you are interested in planning such an event, please see our Wedding Page and contact our Wedding Coordinator.



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Copyright 2019 Jefferson Market Garden. All Rights Reserved. Website design by Jack Chen Design.

Garden photos by Linda Camardo, Laurie Moody, Bill Thomas

With support from the Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant,

made possible by the City Parks Foundation thanks to the Parks Equity Initiative

of the New York City Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito.