Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Roosevelt Island Garden Club Open To Public Weekends 9 AM - 7 PM - A Beautiful Quiet Place To Relax, Sit Down And Enjoy The Plants, Birds And Butterflies

Julia Ferguson of the Roosevelt Island Garden Club (RIGC) reports:
RIGC front gates are open (for pedestrian traffic only). RIGC is open to the public every weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm.

The front common area is quiet place to relax a bit and RIGC has benches in every border area for guests to sit down and enjoy the plants, birds, and butterflies. Visitors of all ages are welcome. Reminders: please stay on the main gravel paths

 and take pictures only, please. A RIGC visitor from the United Kingdom wrote us:
Hello Roosevelt Gardens NYC,

We were visiting NYC last week and staying in RI. We spent a very pleasant hour or more in your community garden last Saturday and enormously enjoyed it. We are keen gardeners and it was joyful to see your variety of gardens and planting. It is a fond memory from our stay.

Just wanted to say thank you for such a pleasant experience. Much appreciated!
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) and NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have really worked to be very helpful to this RI social infrastructure/garden space during their construction project. RIOC placed a temporary bus stop at our north access road

and our front gates are open again before full completion of the construction work!

Also, Roosevelt Island food scraps were returned to the Island as climate cooling compost. Roosevelt Island is a greener place thanks to the collaboration of many. NYC Compost hosted Big Reuse and RIOC played a big part in the beautification and greening at RI Day this year and Roosevelt Island Garden Club was happy to be a part of it all. We created this blog post to mark all the positive compost and planting collaborations.

Happy July 4th!!!!
More info on the RIGC available at their web site and blog as well as how to become a member.