Jefferson Market Garden Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 1
Spring 2014     

Save the Date
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
6-8 pm
A Benefit for our Rose Garden
Carlos Suarez of Bobo and Rosemary's is hosting a special wine, signature cocktail, gourmet food tasting event in his new French restaurant, Claudette, a taste of Provence in the Village, Fifth Avenue and 9th Street. Please join us for our first annual Garden benefit.


Tickets: $100 & $200  



or call 917.678.9143   



Tax deductible donations in all amounts are welcome. Each one matters.



You may give online via  
Just Give on our Support page.


By Mail:

Send your tax-deductible contribution check to:          
Jefferson Market Garden  
70A Greenwich Ave. 
PMB 372 
New York, NY 10011

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Rose Garden Progress


Thanks to our Vice Chair Elizabeth Butson's seed money, our Rose Garden is well on its way to being renewed from the ground up.  



Trenches have been dug for an irrigation system specifically designed for the needs of our roses. The electricity is in place for our new fountain.  More funds need to be secured to see this project through. Our goal is to have roses blooming in mid-June.  


You are invited to ... 
  Bring Children to 
May 31st  

Visit our Website.   

See photos of recent events, dates of events to come, our  Bloom Guide, new Bird Guide and more.


Plan a Garden Wedding.

For your intimate, unique, romantic wedding, contact our booking department: 

Join the Monday Gardeners or the daily Gate Volunteers. Contact us at:



Join Friends of the Garden.   




Celebrate at the  

Friends Garden Party, June 23rd 

5:30-7:30 pm.  


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Linda Camardo 
April 21st, 2014 in the Garden

 To Friends and Fans
of Jefferson Market Garden!
Bill Thomas  

     The Polar Vortex and early-and-often icy snow storms followed by extreme cold created havoc in our Garden. The ground heaved and plant roots were pushed up to meet the freezing temperatures. The newly planted shrubs and trees were not ready for this torture and even older plants failed to survive. All the 6-foot Hollies along the back fence, four Skimmia Japonica, four Hinoki Cypress, seven Rhododendrons and, despite the name, four Siberian Cypress needed to be replaced. Unanticipated expenses all!

    As Horticulturist/Garden Designer Susan Sipos

directed the volunteers and garden crew in preparing the garden for the season, we saw dead leaves hanging on our shrubs and brown, twisted leaves on the few tulips that broke though the ground early. We realized that our always memorable tulip display will be later this year than last.

   At the same time, the Magnolias have begun to bloom. There are signs of Spring everywhere. The reliable hardy Hellebore are blooming near the corner of 10th Street and Greenwich Avenue. You can see the daffodils swaying in the wind when you pass by on 6th Avenue. From 10th Street you can see an Andromeda in full bloom.  



   The "dead" stalks of Hydrangeas are sprouting whorls of bright green leaves; the tree peonies are unfolding reddish leaves, and red sprouts on the ground will provide new stalks for our perennial peonies. On the thorny stalks of the climbing roses, red buds are morphing into shiny green leaves. And the remaining Rhododendron, Camellias, Azaleas display strong buds... awaiting a few more days of sunshine and some April showers.  



  Your support will help the Garden overcome the terrible winter of 2013/14 and lend a hand to our plants, shrubs and trees in their heroic comeback in Spring 2014.

       April 10, 2014                  April 14, 2014 
Garden Volunteers


     We send our sincere thanks to the hearty Garden Volunteers who came out on unseasonably cold Mondays this Spring to clean up the Garden! During each workday, they toted out scores of bags full of debris.  


     Volunteers are essential to the operation of our Garden. Every Monday when the Garden is closed to the community, a group of Volunteer Gardeners coordinated by Diane Darrow, under the professional guidance of Horticulturist/ Garden Designer Susan Sipos, are working magic in the Garden. Tuesday through Sunday throughout our season, weather permitting, Gate Volunteers coordinated by Kacie Carl, welcome visitors.



Special Thanks to Gate Donors, Garden Friends and Godparents



     I extend my gratitude to you for your past support and active participation, and ask you to consider a tax-deductible contribution at this time. Your gift will mean much to the financial stability of the Garden as it moves forward renewing traditional plantings, sustaining and conserving our plants and trees and innovating for a bright, colorful Spring and a summer full of roses.


George Paulos


Chair, Jefferson Market Garden 
and the Jefferson Market Garden Board

Village Committee for the Jefferson Market Area
  Our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271   

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