Welcome to the Lotus Garden
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 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). See the calendar below for specific dates. We’re located behind the wrought iron gate east of the parking garage on the south side of West 97th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. We invite you to visit and experience this special place, become a community key-holder or volunteer. (Volunteering is often a preliminary step to becoming an active gardener.)
Key holders 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 member, come to the garden Sunday afternoon and talk to a gardener on duty. (Regrettably, the Lotus Garden is not wheelchair accessible. Access to the garden requires climbing a flight of stairs.)
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 email@example.com.
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.
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: check with your tax professional for more information.