Tomorrow morning at 10 am, thousands of geraniums in need of green space will be given out at Bowling Green Park (Broadway and Whitehall Streets).
Now that all the summer sun has faded away and all in New York can hear winter’s footsteps with increasing intensity, many ardent gardeners are clinging onto both autumn temperatures and their beautiful gardens. Geraniums, as perennials that can be grown indoors and kept from year to year, making this give-away a great idea for Lower Manhattan.
Therefore, as part of its Green Around Lower Manhattan program, the Alliance for Downtown New York will give away 4,000 geraniums tomorrow (Wednesday), October 10 from 10 AM until Noon. One need only live or work in Lower Manhattan to receive free flowers.
Background of the Adopt-a-Geranium
“Green Around Lower Manhattan” is a program designed to creating an environmentally sustainable downtown neighborhood. In all, more than 4,000 geraniums will be dug up and distributed from Bowling Green Park in anticipation of the Downtown Alliance’s Fall Community Planting Day later in the month.
The Adopt-a-Geranium event is co-sponsored by Con Edison, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1, FiDi Association, Whole Foods and GrowNYC.