In 2009, the Brooklyn Heights Association and the Department of Parks and Recreation formed a Public-Private-Partnership called the Promenade Garden Conservancy to secure a dedicated professional gardener to restore and maintain the 1/3mile-long ribbon of park that borders the much-visited Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
The BHA supports 50% of the cost of a full-time New York City Parks and Recreation Department gardener during the growing season. Our dedicated professional horticulturist, Anil Chandrakumar, is responsible for keeping the Promenade Garden looking its best all year round. Anil is also increasing native plant biodiversity and raising awareness through community stewardship initiatives.
One gardener alone cannot maintain a garden the size of the Promenade without a little help. Tuesday mornings, from April to December and under Anil’s watchful eye, a stalwart corps of neighborhood volunteers pitches in to maintain and continuously improve the Garden. It’s one of the largest garden volunteer groups in the city.
Stop by on Tuesday mornings to say hello, or better yet, join in the fun. Whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or an absolute beginner, there are many different ways to get involved. You’ll be helping the Promenade Garden keep its reputation as one of the City’s most visited, admired, and enjoyed public gardens.
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