NOTA Neighborhood Association

Rochester, NY Neighborhood Of The Arts Neighborhood Association

Public Gardens

Public Gardens

The NOTA Public Gardens were created during the original Artwalk installation in 2000. Gardens are located at the corner of Portsmouth and University, at Merriman and University, and in the small median by Starry Nites.

Currently, a variety of neighborhood-driven volunteer efforts help to maintain these gardens. If you’d like to lend a hand, keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities in the NOTA-Bull email bulletin. You can also email the Gardens committee to volunteer or to become a member of the Gardens Facebook group.  


 Join In!

Wear your comfortable clothes that can handle some dirt and meet up at any of these standing volunteer opportunities:

Event Date & Time Meet At Projects Sponsor
Summer Social
Sign Up
Thurs., Aug. 24th
5:00-6:30 p.m.
(Rain Day: Thurs., Aug. 31st)
Community Garden on Fairmount St. Spruce up garden space NOTANA Gardens Committee
Wilson Days
Sign Up
Mon., Aug. 28th
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Merriman Gardens, Median Garden Garden maintenance, plant perennials UofR and NOTANA Gardens Committee
Weeding Wednesday
Sign Up
Wed., Sept. 6th
5:00-6:30 p.m.
TBD Garden maintenance NOTANA Gardens Committee
Mini Sweep
Sign Up
Thurs., Sept. 14th
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Corner of Portsmouth and University Public gardens, playground, and Community Garden cleanup Barclay Damon & NOTANA Gardens Committee
Fall Cleanup
Sign Up
Tues., Oct. 17th
5:00-6:30 p.m.
(Rain Day: Wed., Oct. 18th)
Community Garden on Fairmount St. Prep the garden for winter NOTANA Gardens Committee