That little sign you see sprouting out of certain bike lane tree pits along Eight and Ninth Avenues indicates that the visually appealing patch is lucky enough to have been adopted by a Chelsea Garden Club volunteer. With the fruits of their labor in full bloom, the altruistic flower power brigade is about to embark upon their “Second (sort-of) Annual Chelsea Garden Club Pit Tour.”
This free event, open to the public, begins at 10 am on Saturday, July 13. Meet at Eighth Ave. and 22nd St., and marvel at their composter in front of Foragers! Then, make a side trip to 23rd and Seventh (to Kent’s gardens) and proceed south, to 17th and Eighth, then over to Ninth Ave. — where the group will stroll north (perhaps as far as Cynthia’s pit at 30th). At that point, the plucky but thoroughly exhausted group will trek back to Eight Ave. and down, finishing at 23rd — at which point you’ll not be far from the coffee or yogurt you so richly deserve.