West Side Community Garden’s Annual Tulip Festival will be in full bloom for two weekends in 2015, Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, and Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, a feast for the eyes after months of cold and snow.  With a display of a wide variety of more than 12,000 tulips, spring flowers, and blossoming cherry trees, this block-wide floral event attracts not only New York gardeners, but a steady stream of area families and tourists from around the world.


“Families of all ages enjoy exploring the garden,” says WSCG Board President Jackie Bukowski.   “Children from the neighborhood and around the City participate in the bulb planting weekends in the fall and are excited to come back and see the fruits of their labor.”


Bukowsi adds, “Visitors will be able to see a vibrant array of tulip varieties unmatched in the New York Area.” WSCG is celebrating its 41st year as a serene green space for gardeners and visitors alike.


Open daily from dawn to dusk during the blooming season, admission to the Tulip Festival is free through the entrance at 123 West 89th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues).


Member volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and give horticultural tours of the planting beds. Also this year, on Saturday April 25 and Saturday May 2, at 1 PM, the Tulip Festival will be featuring tulip appreciation and education with a Garden Lesson and Tour by WSCG’s Chief Horticulturalist, Tom Thies:


      A Brief History of Tulips, As Seen in the West Side Community Garden.


The West Side Community Garden Tulip Festival is funded in part by the Greenacre Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, and through the generosity of Upper West Side neighbors and community.   West Side Community Garden is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is completely accessible.


Transportation:  Subways: C or B (weekdays only) to 86th Street or 96th Street; 1, 2, 3 to 96th Street.  Buses: M11 or M7 to West 90th Str

Save the Date

Thursday, March 26th

7pm to 8:30pm

Come meet other garden and committee members

Community Room at St. Martin’s House
2nd Floor, 65 West 90th Street
7pm to 8:30pm
Guest Speaker – Michael Riley

Manhattan – The Ultimate Rock Garden
Michael Riley has been the Assistant Director of the Horticultural Society of New York, Director of the New York Flower Show and currently the Chairperson of the Manhattan Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society.  He will offer his brief perspective of the diversity of gardening in Manhattan and why rocks are an integral element in that exercise.  He has also been a resident of the Upper West Side for over forty years.  Please come hear him speak.
 2015 Annual Membership Forms
 Available on-line.  You can bring them to the Membership & Committee night or you can mail them to the WSCG return address on the membership form.


The VILLAGE GREEN of the Upper West Side

Saturday January 17th, 2015, 6pm -8:30 pm

St. Martins, 65 W.90th St.
2nd floor Community Room

Bring your favorite Dish

Get together with fellow Gardeners to Smooze about the Garden, and get the info on the election and greenhouse project starting up next month.

For more information call Jackie at 1-917-414-1950

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The West Side Community Garden’s 22nd Annual Tulip Planting is 10 am- 5 pm, Saturday November 15 and Sunday November 16 . Come for an hour or come for the day, bring along your friends – everyone is welcome. Gloves and trowels  provided. The garden is mid block between 89th and 90th Streets between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. (135 West 89th Street) New York City, 10025. For more information, call Jackie at , or if you want to bring food or volunteer for helping with sign in sheets/organization call Mira at .

Children’s crafts and live, bi-lingual music sing-alongs highlight the West Side Community Garden’s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday, September 13 -14 2013 at the Garden, located on West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. The event is free.

Family-friendly events include a free crafts workshop for children (all materials provided) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The full schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 13

11:30AM to 12:30PM – Arts for Children Workshop with Veronica

1PM – Entertainment with Danny the Clown

3PM – Iluminada & Guillermo play Spanish guitar and lead a folk music singalong for children and adults (in English and Spanish)

Sunday, Sept. 14

12 PM New York String Orchestra conducted by Stephen Josephs, “Heading South on a Musical Journey”

2-4 PM Poetry reading with Howard Pflanzer, Rosalie Calabrese, and friends, with book signing and reception to follow.

Local Arts and Crafts, Gardening Books and Prints for Sale, 11 AM to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday.