9th Street Community Garden
Upon entering this lush acre garden in mid-June, I walked under a large weeping willow and took in the fragrance and colors of the lilies, delphinium, hydrangea and the many other flowers that were growing throughout this plot of land. Members of the community garden have their own plots that they tend to at various hours of the day, but all members are also obligated to spend a few hours each month working on the rest of the garden. I had another pleasant experience here in early fall, when I got to chat with some of these plot owners. The natural beauty of this space in the midst of our bustling city is truly worth a special visit. And while here, turn to the garden’s helpful, laminated signs, complete with photos, to learn what flowers, trees, and vegetables are blooming at different times of the year.
In addition to community plots, nearly hidden along the garden path, one will find a humble yet quietly moving memorial to the World Trade Center.