NYC - West Village: Sheridan Square Viewing Garden
Until 1981 the site of the Sheridan Square Viewing Garden was a traffic safety island / home for illegally parked cars and delivery trucks when a group of Village residents, led by the late Vera Schneider, formed the Sheridan Square Triangle Association. Designed by Pamela Berdan, it was landscaped and planted in 1982. The garden receives no financial support from the City. The sole source of funding is membership contributions from community residents and businesses.
The garden features a central mound providing varied terrain for a rock garden on West 4th, an area of blue-hued plants on Washington Place, and a shaded, wooded area facing Barrow Street. Each spring, tulips bloom in the major beds, followed by azaleas, rhododendrons and crabapples. In the summer, other perennials and annuals bloom, and with autumn, the colors of the asters, geraniums and the changing foliage appear. All told, there are hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna in the garden.