6BC Botanical Garden
630 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009, USA
THE ONLY POCKET GARDEN THAT CAN HIDE A TREEHOUSE IN THE CITY.
WHY IT'S WONDERFUL: Named after its location on 6th Street with "B" standing for botanical and "C" for community, this garden is a treasure of the Lower East Side. There are hundreds of plants within this lush greenery, ranging from lilies of the valley to winter aconites. The garden features an overlooking ivy-draped building, a wooden pergola, brick-paved walkway, koi pond, and an enchanting treehouse open to visitors. It hosts events such as weddings, photo shoots, and concerts, blossoming through the care of dedicated volunteers. Check out their website for live jazz events or just swing by for a moment of peace.
An enchanting corner in the LES
Free and open to the public.
Closest subway stop: 1st Ave - L train or 2nd Ave - F train (both are about a 15 min. walk away).
Open April - October on Mon-Fri from 6 PM to dusk, and Sat-Sun from 12 PM - 6PM.
There are no restrooms. Food is allowed but help keep the garden clean!