Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Stop and Smell the Barrenwort

By SETH KUGEL for The New York Times, May 6, 2007

ADRIAN BENEPE, New York City's parks commissioner, boasts that when it comes to gardens, New York City is “comparable with Paris.”...

...But one neighborhood, Jackson Heights in Queens (disclosure: I live there), has the city's true secret gardens, blocklong interior courtyards largely invisible from the street (disclosure: my apartment looks out on one). On Saturday, June 9, an annual map-provided, self-guided garden tour opens them to the public from noon to 4 p.m. (disclosure: if you steal any of our flowers, I'll get you)...

The Jackson Heights Garden Tour (718-565-5344) is on June 9. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased the morning of the event at the Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue.
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