Community Gardens

Edwards Homestead Herb Garden:

The Homestead was built in 1785 by the Edwards family, the first settlers in Sayville.  It is a well preserved farmhouse that serves as the headquarters of the Sayville Historical Society.  The Sayville Garden Club has restored the original  herb garden and maintains it through the growing season.    It is filled with interesting culinary and medicinal herbs and plants, and is an educational community resource.  In addition, for the vision impaired, part of the garden acts as a ‘touch and smell’ garden resource.   The Edwards Homestead is located on Collins Avenue and Edwards Street, and visitors are welcome.

 Gillette House:  Gillette House is a beautiful historic house at 47 Gillette Avenue,  that is now used as a community center.  During the spring and summer months, our volunteers plant, water and maintain the landscaping that surrounds the house.

Jackie’s Garden/9/11 Garden:  This beautiful garden was lovingly planted by the family of a young woman from Sayville who lost her life in the Twin Towers.  It is dedicated to her and all who perished on 9/11/2001.  Several years ago, the garden was adopted by the Sayville Garden Club and is maintained weekly by our volunteers from March to November.  The garden is located at the end of Erwin Street adjacent to the marina, and is now designated as a Keep Islip Clean initiative.

Meadowcroft Vegetable Garden:  Located on Middle Road, Meadowcroft is the former estate of John Ellis Roosevelt, cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt.  On the estate grounds, our members have been provided with a plot of land where we prepare,  plant, tend, and harvest vegetables twice weekly during the summer and early fall.  All fresh produce is donated to the Sayville Food Pantry.      We are currently seeking a way to install deer resistant fencing to continue this project.

Sparrow Park, the small triangular park at the beginning of South Main Street, is a memorial in honor of local residents who lost their lives while serving their Country.   During the spring and summer months, the garden is planted with pretty red geraniums and tended weekly by our volunteers.