In 1971, this vacant lot was a dumping ground for garbage and an illegal parking lot. The 200 Bergen Street Block Association organized local residents to clean up the site and create a neighborhood pocket park, which at first consisted of a modest vegetable garden. In 1980, working with the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford Stuyvesant, the association and residents created the garden’s current landscaped design, which features a pathway and seating area surrounded by trees and shrubs. The garden was transformed into the beautiful flower garden and woodland area it is today by neighborhood resident David Foulke. For years, David organized events that ranged from children's parades to October festivals to Christmas caroling. In 1994, the garden was named in his honor. In addition, a dogwood tree was planted to commemorate Noel Pointer, a gifted violinist who often serenaded gardeners. The local community continues to carry on the legacy the garden’s founders and enjoy the tranquil green space.
- Shade/woodland garden with large variety of native flowers and shrubs
- Spring bulb display
- Large sandbox for children
To join the garden, email Robert Florin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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248 - 250 Bergen Street, Brooklyn 11217