Neighbors Spruce Up Q Gardens

Q Gardens tree cleanup photo from Anne Schoeneborn
Basking in last Saturday’s sun, neighbors picked up many a hammer and built three more tree guards at the spot that will become the lovely Q Gardens in the city-owned lot on East 18th Street behind the Church Avenue subway station. The group of volunteers is hoping to put up the guards over the next few weeks and is looking for help watering the plants in the tree pits. If anyone who lives nearby would like to help with the watering, please shoot over an email to

Neighbors have been working to transform the empty space that has long been filled with trash and stray cats into a family-friendly community garden packed with everything from veggies to flowers.  See more photos of this awesome event here!

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Anna Gustafson

Editor of Ditmas Park Corner


  1. The Q gardens crew needs our support in every way. The scrappy Church Ave subway station is the gateway to this side of the park. Check out their site to see the progress.

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