Summer is coming, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center’s botanical gardens are hitting their stride


  • What’s blooming now at Snug Harbor? Our Rose Garden is awash with beautiful blooms, and we have irises in the White Garden in almost every shade of the rainbow.
  • Thanks to the support of the Northfield Bank Foundation, the 4,000 square foot Herb Garden has been rejuvenated as the cornerstone of Gazebo Road, and the trellis in the White Garden has also been improved and reinforced.
  • 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.

Want to visit the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden in person? Hours of operation are Wed-Sun, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission is $5.


NYC Compost Project

Register here for all NYC Compost Project events!

  • Summer is right around the corner….and so are tomatoes and cucumbers and melons!  It takes a lot of energy to create those colorful, juicy, delicious fruits.  At Living Soil: Soil Fertility for Crop Production on June 10, you’ll learn how to nourish the soil to support plants in developing your favorite fruiting crops and make this summer’s harvest the best you’ve ever had!

You can help the NYC Compost Project and Heritage Farm grows and thrive by volunteering!

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  • 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 (June 7, 10, 17)
  • Get your hands dirty during Farm and Garden Work Days, held the 1st Wed and 3rd Sat of every month (June 7, 17)
  • 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

  • Good news for fans of the Farm Stand–it’ll be returning at the end of the month, full of fresh produce!  Keep following our Twitter and Facebook for more details.
  • 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!