Welcome to Wangari Gardens


Wangari Gardens is a 2.7-acre garden park in Washington, DC bursting with creative potential. With a mission inspired by a passion for community engagement and Professor Wangari Maathai’s legacy, we are building a park to benefit everyone.

Our community garden has a 50-fruit tree forest garden, public vegetable garden, herb garden, medicinal garden, berry garden, strawberry patch, outdoor classroom, and DC’s first public hammock! Drop by to grab a snack from the shared public garden spaces, or reserve a private plot!

Wangari Gardens Fall Festival (Photo ©2022 Mauricio Castro)

Want to get involved?


The garden is open from April-November and has regular work days for anyone on Sundays, 10-12 am. Work days are cancelled when there’s inclement weather.

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