Good Work Grows on You: Scenes from the Chelsea Garden Club Tour

The bicycle lane gardens feed a host of hungry caterpillars as well as birds, bees, and other insects. Here, a soon-to-be Monarch butterfly.

PHOTOS & CAPTIONS BY MISSY ADAMS | Last week, we previewed the Chelsea Garden Club Tour, an annual appreciation of work done by their volunteers, who adopt and tend to the mini-garends that sprout from pedestrian islands in the middle of Eighth and Ninth Aves. (click here to access that article). Garden Club member Missy Adams took these photos and provided the captions. Inspired? Contact the Garden Club for more info, and to learn how to become a volunteer. Send your email to

Chelsea Garden Club members and friends gathered before the two-hour walk up Ninth Ave. and down Eighth.


A profusion of brown-eyed Susans brighten Ninth Ave. at W. 27th St.


By August, a few gardeners have given up. Difficulty watering, vandalism, and theft are big challenges, especially this year.


Gardener Milt Verstandig explains his success to Ron Barta.


Chris Toto (l) and Carlos Solis (r) admire Pete Wilkins’s posies.

Gardener Eric picks up garbage along the route.


Chris Toto’s towering sunflowers on Eighth Ave. and W. 18th St.


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