Since 1991, the garden has been a green oasis for many in this corner of the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. As is the case with so many New York City community Gardens, the Clifton Place Block Association Community Garden developed from the community’s need to reclaim and transform a garbage strewn city-owned lot into a place of beauty and, consequentially, an asset to all in Clinton Hill.
In its years of existence, Clifton Place Garden (short) has served as a place where neighborly bonds are strengthened, the passion for gardening and nature is shared, friendships develop, and neighborhood children learn. Through its open door policy, Clifton Place Garden has endeared itself to the community. It is not uncommon to hear someone passing by, compliment its beauty and express pride and appreciation for what the garden does to the surrounding area.
Going forward, Clifton Place Garden will seek to continue strengthening its ties to the surrounding neighborhoods through composting programs, children’s workshops, and unique arts events. And we hope to connect, via this Web Log, to other gardening enthusiast and share the excitement of our urban gardening experience here. Hopefully, this site will be a favorite place you keep returning to and if in the neighborhood, you will stop by and experience the pleasure of this green space in an urban place.