Gardens

LAFAYETTE GREENS

Lafayette Greens is a green space and urban garden in the heart of downtown Detroit. Visitors, city workers, and neighborhood dwellers enjoy and relax in the space, check out the fresh veggies during growing season, and get involved in seasonal gardening. The award-winning garden, created by Kenneth Weikal Landscape Architecture, was donated to The Greening by Compuware in 2014.

The Greening grows hundreds of pounds of chemical-free fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers every year. Everything harvested goes back to the community, either to volunteers who help maintain the space, to community food distributors like Gleaners Community Food Bank, or to shelters like Freedom House.

Lafayette Greens is open to the public from April to September, Monday through Friday, 9 am- 5 pm.  Stop in and do a self-guided tour or come and drop by and have your lunch in a beautiful space. 

 

 

Elizabeth Gordon Sachs Park

 

The Greening of Detroit dedicated this park to Elizabeth Gordon Sachs in the late 1990s.  Sachs founded the organization in 1989 to reforest the city of Detroit.  This park is located at 1463 E. Jefferson, just east of downtown Detroit.  This space is used as a gathering spot for youth employees during the summer months.