The Promenade Garden Conservancy (PGC) is a Public-Private Partnership between the BHA and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). The PGC was established in 2009 to restore and maintain the 1/3-mile ribbon of parkland that borders the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
The BHA supports 50% of the cost of a full-time gardener during the growing season while DPR funds the balance. Cidele Curo, the dedicated DPR gardener, is responsible for fertilizing and composting to enrich the soil, and to plant, prune and thin shrubs and perennials. But one gardener alone cannot maintain a garden the size of the Promenade’s without help. The PGC provides that assistance through its stalwart corps of volunteers, one of the largest in the city, to keep the garden weed-free, well fed and blooming. From April to December, the volunteers contribute their efforts every Tuesday morning to beautify this portion of the Heights.
Whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or an absolute beginner, the PGC is looking for more volunteers. You’ll be helping the Promenade Gardens keep their reputation as one of New York City’s most visited, admired and enjoyed public gardens.