Jefferson Market Garden


Jefferson Market Garden is a New York treasure, a serene open space that depends upon volunteers in many roles for its very existence. It is open spring, summer and fall, filled with a rich array of seasonal flowers and plants that Volunteers plant and tend. Other Volunteers greet people from near and far ­ the Garden had visitors from 56 different countries in 2015. Volunteers also have the opportunity to assist with the many special programs the Garden hosts throughout the year for the children and adults in our community.


  Greeters and Gardeners


Community involvement begins with our Garden Greeters. Your role, as a Greeter, is to welcome visitors; answer questions about the Garden's history and plantings; collect voluntary donations; and make sure that visitors obey the Garden's rules. Greeters volunteer for one (or more) two-hour period each week.



Volunteer Gardeners meet on Monday mornings from spring through fall. They work under the direction of the Garden's horticulturist, on whatever gardening chores need to be done that week. Its a golden opportunity for gardeners living in the city without gardens!

To volunteer, please click the button below to send us an email. 

Please be sure to include the following contact information:

     1. Name

     2. Address

     3. e-mail address

     4. phone or cell number


Don't for get to indicate whether you are interested in volunteering as a Greeter or a Gardener!

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Friends of the Garden

The Garden depends on the generosity of its donors and a group of community volunteers that help maintain the Garden and welcome local and international visitors throughout the seasons.

Volunteering at Community Programs


Volunteers also may assist in the organization and implementation of the many activities that the Garden hosts throughout the year. Please check our Calendar to see what's coming up! Some highlights:



         Spring Festival for Children              Tea Party before Adopt-a-Pot  




Fall Harvest Festival for Children



   GENERAL QUESTIONS:                                                                                                                                         WEDDING INQUIRIES:                                                                                                           


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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.