What & When: West Side Community Garden’s 2017 Annual Tulip Planting will take place on Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12, from 10am – 4:30pm or until dark, both days. Garden clean-up days to prepare for the bulbs are November 4th and 5th.
Volunteers Needed: All are welcome to help us plant 15,000 tulips, daffodils, and small bulbs. Trowels and gloves provided. Hot drinks and a turkey lunch will be served on both days for workers. It’s a great way to close out the season—meet and work with fellow gardeners, neighbors, and members to catch up, and enjoy the brisk fall air! Bring friends and family for any amount of time, Saturday and Sunday.
History: The Garden has been planting tulips and spring bulbs since 1990. In addition to 60 varieties of Tulips, we are planting early Anemone, Hyacinths, Narcissus, and Fritillaria. This annual November planting will create one of the best tulip shows in New York City next spring!
Location: Entrance at 123 West 89th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues).
Transportation: Subways: C or B (weekdays only) to 86th Street or 96th Street; 1 to 86th Street or 1, 2, 3 to 96th Street. Buses: M11 or M7 to West 89th Street. For more information, go to www.westsidecommunitygarden.org
The West Side Community Garden Tulip program is funded through the generosity of our Upper West Side neighbors, members and friends, with leadership support from the Greenacre Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. An all-volunteer, privately owned, not-for-profit entity, the West Side Community Garden is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is completely accessible.