The Westervelt Family and Community Garden, an NYRP site located in Staten Island, currently has an active group of 12 gardeners. Close to the entrance, the garden showcases its yucca, Scotch broom and butterfly bush (which attracts butterflies). In the raised beds in the middle of the green space, local residents grow tomatoes, pumpkins, peas and a wide variety of vegetables. Westervelt, which has a lawn space, a picnic table and a gazebo, hosts special events such as outdoor movie screenings and a Halloween harvest festival.
Parks & Gardens