Welcome to the Lotus Garden
Sadly, we are not open to the public on Sundays during the Covid Pandemic.
We look forward to the 2021 season when we can hopefully open our doors again !
The Lotus Garden is a community garden — and a community of gardeners — on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, 20 feet above West 97th Street. Located on the roof of a parking garage, this beautiful, 7,000 sq ft urban oasis is maintained by 28 gardeners and other volunteers.
We’re located behind the wrought iron gate west of the parking garage on the south side of West 97th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue.
We are open to the public every Sunday afternoon, from the second week in April through the first week of November, between 1 and 4pm, unless the weather is particularly inclement.
We invite you to visit and experience this special place. Come and relax, read the paper or enjoy the flowers and fish. If you decide to become a community member, you have the option of volunteering to help with the upkeep of the garden.
The garden is divided into 28 plots, each plot tended by a different gardener. Gardeners are chosen from community members in good standing who have volunteered on a regular basis in the garden.
Community members have access to the garden during daylight hours, 7 days a week from April to November. (The garden is officially closed between November and April.) Membership for one year is $20 and $10 for seniors. To become a community member, please come to the garden on a Sunday afternoon and talk to the gardener on duty.
In addition, we welcome school, daycare, camp, gardening and city tour groups to visit the garden. Prior written request and permission is required. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lotus Garden is not a venue for events that could just as well occur elsewhere and/or of a commercial nature, such as private parties, activity groups, classes, personal training, etc.
We are not wheelchair accessible. Access to the garden requires climbing a flight of stairs.
The Lotus Garden (Urban Woodlands Community Gardens, Inc.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation registered with Charities NYS (www.charitiesnys.com). Any donation to the Lotus Garden is tax deductible as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.