Project Bloom

Project Bloom is a volunteer gardening program run through Keep Islip Clean (KIC) and the Islip Parks Department. We operate out of a greenhouse and the adjacent gardens on the property of Brookwood Hall in East Islip. The park is located on the grounds of the former Knapp Estate, which was built in the late 1920s. Click to view Location of Project Bloom.

 

The Islip Arts Council is working on restoration of the main mansion and is trying to obtain Historic designation.

The Greenhouse: We start seeds in this 1920s greenhouse in early February; and in mid-May we distribute over 6000 free plants to dozens of civic groups who plant them in beds around Islip.

The Vegetable Garden: In a space that was once a Victory Garden there are about 2 dozen Organic Vegetable plots available for free to Islip Town residents.

The Surrounding Gardens: In 2015, we adopted the area around the greenhouse and vegetable gardens through KIC. We renovated the memorial garden and created new flower borders of annuals and perennials that our volunteers maintain.


 

2016 Project Bloom Season

2015 Project Bloom Greenhouse and Cleanup Projects

The Project Bloom Greenhouse 2014 Season

The 2014 Tour of KIC Gardens who received plants from Project Bloom.