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.


  Volunteer Garden Greeters

If you can volunteer for one (1) two-hour shift per week to welcome visitors to the Garden, please send your e-mail address and best phone/cell number here. Thank you!

Community involvement begins with our Garden Greeters, who welcome all visitors when the Garden is open.


Your role as a Greeter is to welcome visitors, answer questions about the Garden's history and plantings, collect voluntary donations, and to make sure the rules of the Garden are followed so all may enjoy this special New York City oasis. 



Volunteer Gardeners
A small, dedicated army of Volunteer Gardeners meets every Monday morning (weather permitting), in spring, summer and fall to dig, plant, prune and refresh plantings under the watchful eye of the Garden's chief horticulturist.

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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








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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.