Katharine Hepburn Garden

Just around the corner from the United Nations on East 47th street is a hidden garden. You can walk past a hundred times – as I have done – and not realize the significance of the space, where a local resident, who also happened to be a famous movie star, is honoured by a garden she inadvertently helped to create. Katharine Hepburn lived in Turtle Bay for many years, where she was an activist for the greater environment and wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. What better tribute than a plaque is this, a place to pause, to sit on her garden bench and share a moment of inspiration…


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6 Responses to Katharine Hepburn Garden

  1. Jenny Crimmins says:

    I like it.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Dallas Colley says:

    How charming and a wonderful tribute to a great actor

  3. Maree Lombardo says:

    Hi Thanks for this fantastic Email re Katharine Hepburn ‘s Garden. As a gardener myself I found this very interesting. You are lucky to live so close to this.


    Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:32:53 +0000 To: prin110@hotmail.com

  4. Sue Lonsdale says:

    Oh what a wonderful life you have in that marvellous city. Loved this post.

  5. It is likely I also passed it and never noticed this lovely garden. She is one of my favorite actresses, such a wonderful tribute.

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