Down to Earth: Your Source for Everything Green at Snug Harbor




  • What’s blooming now at Snug Harbor? You’ll love our fragrant and luscious peonies in the White Garden, as well as the flowering dogwoods throughout campus.
  • In late April, journalists from China Xinhua News visited our NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and interviewed Snug Harbor Educator Puiyan Taglianetti. Check it out!  
  • Want to visit the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden in person? Hours of operation are Wed-Sun, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission is $5.
  • Did you know that there are lemon trees in our Tuscan Garden?  It’s true–catch these lusty citrus fruits and more on the Tuscan Garden Walk in July.

NYC Compost Project

Register here for all NYC Compost events!
  • Confused by compost? Never fear–the NYC Compost Project’s FREE Compost 101 course on May 13 will teach you everything you need to know, from food scraps to worm bins.
  • If you need to unwind after a hard day’s work in the garden, we’ve got just the ticket: our FREE screening of Urban Roots on June 3, as part of our Dirt on the Lens green film series.
You can help our Heritage Farm grow and thrive by volunteering!
  • Learn how to create an amazing garden from the ground up with Turn & Learn sessions on the 1st Wed, 2nd Sat, and 3rd Sat of the month (May 1320, June 7)
The NYC Compost Project works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. The project is funded and managed by the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability. Learn more at

Heritage Farm

  • The Heritage Farm team has been planting up a storm with the NYC Compost Project and a hearty band of volunteers. Want to help make it happen? Join them on Farm and Garden Work Days!
  • Last weekend’s Plant Sale was a huge success!  We brought in over double the sales revenue from last year.  Thanks to everyone who came out, bought a plant, and supported Snug Harbor’s gardens!