About the Secret Garden

Our Story

secret garden is a local Community Garden that brings together community members of all ages from the San Francisco area. secret garden is made up of a group of community-focused individuals, who love celebrating and cultivating garden space, sustainable gardening practices, and creating an overall greater community spirit within San Francisco . We’ve been working since 2000 to grow local and healthy green spaces for neighborhoods to enjoy and benefit from. We encourage you to join us and contribute towards making a positive difference.

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 Christopher Adlington

"Even after many years in New York, Christopher still had his suits and coats made in London, and was very much an English gentleman.  One of his greatest joys and achievements was his beautiful “English garden in Brooklyn.”  Christopher would have been delighted to know how many people had been touched by his beautiful garden, which he created and tended over many years.  He worked hard to recreate in Brooklyn the English gardens that he had seen, using sharp clippers to rein in the hedges, strict watering regimes and never-quite-violent words for the squirrels that chewed up his lawn."

From "MEMORIES OF OUR UNCLE CHRISTOPHER ADLINGTON" By Abigail Compton-Burnett, Christopher's eldest niece

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History of the Garden

secret garden is a local Community Garden that brings together community members of all ages from the San Francisco area. secret garden is made up of a group of community-focused individuals, who love celebrating and cultivating garden space, sustainable gardening practices, and creating an overall greater community spirit within San Francisco . We’ve been working since 2000 to grow local and healthy green spaces for neighborhoods to enjoy and benefit from. We encourage you to join us and contribute towards making a positive difference.

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