Jefferson Market Garden Newsletter
Volume 14, Number 1
Spring 2015  

Save the Date

September 10, 2015

40th Anniversary Celebration
The Brooke Astor Award
for Outstanding Contributions to Urban Gardens to
Barry Benepe
Adrian Benepe

Bring  Children 
to our free  
May 30

Bring  Children 
to our free
Children's Garden of Music
June 7 & 14
1-2:30 pm

Enjoy our free
Garden ART Events
Photo Exhibit
September 19 & 20
12:30-6:30 pm

Works by 
Greenwich House Potters
Adopt-a-Pot Event
September 26 & 27
11 am-6 pm
Bring Children 
to our free 
Harvest Festival 
October 10 
Join Us
Holiday Celebration

Tree Lighting

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Enduring Beauty Since 1975

Jefferson Market Garden 
70A Greenwich Avenue 
PMB 372 
New York, NY 10011

 To Jefferson Market Garden
Friends and Volunteers

Photo by Linda Camardo
Celebrating 40 Years of Tranquility & Beauty in Our Community  

      In 1975, a group of Greenwich Village activists founded the Village Committee for the Jefferson Market Area, which made sure that the dream of a garden for the community could become a reality on the site of the recently demolished Women's House of Detention.
     Since then volunteers have joined in to help with gardening chores and to keep the Garden open six days a week from the time the tulips bloom until the cold winds blow in October. Moreover, hundreds of Friends of the Garden have stepped up with the financial help that is so needed for this garden to flourish.
    This past winter began quietly, the snow was late, but it was followed by harsh cold winds that surprised our unsuspecting shrubs.  As a result, we have lost 19 of our mature plantings. Our Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias were the primary casualties. But sadly, some of the canes of our famous climbing roses suffered significant damage resulting in loss.
    As stewards of this unique space in Greenwich Village, we have always been committed to maintaining the highest horticultural standards.  We use only natural/organic products to sustain our environment.  Our goal is to present visual displays that intrigue and delight our visitors.

    We thank our donors, our volunteers and our visitors for 40 years of support.  Your continued generosity allows us to provide our community with this tranquil oasis.  Please consider a tax-deductible contribution at this time. Your gift will mean much to the financial stability and the future of the Garden.

Looking forward to 40 more years of enduring beau ty!

George Paulos, Chair  and  Elizabeth Butson, Vice Chair
and the Jefferson Market Garden Board 

Jefferson Market Garden
Village Committee for the Jefferson Market Area
  Our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271
 A Shout-out For our Volunteers!

     We send special thanks to the hearty volunteer Garden Greeters who came out on unseasonably cold days this Spring to make it possible for us to open our gates to visitors.  It seemed that the whole Village was eager to view and photograph the tulip displays or just spend some time in our garden for the community after the long, long winter.   


     All our volunteers are essential to the operation of our Garden. Tuesday through Sunday throughout our season, weather permitting, volunteer Greeters,  coordinated by Kacie Carl, welcome visitors at the gate.    


   Every Monday when the Garden is closed to the community, a group of Volunteer Gardeners coordinated by Diane Darrow, under the professional guidance of Horticulturist/Garden Designer Susan Sipos, are working magic in the Garden.   


     If you would like to join our corps of volunteers, tell at Gate Greeter and fill out a form at the table in front of the gate or email us at:  





You are invited to ... 
Plan a Garden Wedding . 
For your intimate, unique, romantic wedding , contact our booking department: 

Remembering our Spring Blooms
Photo by Alexis Camp
Photo by Laurie Moody
Photo by Barbara Bergrath