The 6th & B Garden is a 17813 square ft. lush, green oasis offering beauty, peace, education and entertainment to local residents and visitors of all ages. The Garden contains fruiting trees, flowering shrubs and innumerable herbs, flowers and vegetables. Members cultivate raised beds of soil (plots) and stage programs of crafts, horticultural/science workshops, culinary events, films, multicultural festivals, and musical and theatrical performances from around the world. The Garden serves as an anchor and working model of preservation for the City’s network of community gardens which have transformed the environment of the East Village / Lower East Side.
The Garden is operated by 6th Street and Avenue B Garden, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for- profit corporation and operates under the name “6th & B Garden”. The Garden is run by its membership, led by a group of officers and overseen by a Board of Directors. 6th & B Garden is issued a license by the City of New York acting by and through the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation for the operation of a GreenThumb Garden. GreenThumb provides programming and material support to over 600 community gardens in all five boroughs of New York City.