Welcome to the Gardens of Babylon!
For the past 15 years, Grounds Supervisor Danny Raccomandato, Town Horticulturist Jennifer Ulsheimer and our dedicated Public Works crew have been taking on the task of renovating the landscapes at each of our Town facilities. Projects consist of tree and shrub plantings, lighting and water features, and walkable pathways. There is a unique botanical and environmental tone to each of our initiatives, and we look forward to sharing our progress with you! With some exciting new projects on the horizon, be sure to check into this page for the latest updates on Town of Babylon horticulture as well as gardening tips and advice. Thank you for visiting our page!
Town Hall Gardens
The grounds that adorn the front of Babylon Town Hall and surround the pond at Town Hall Park showcase all of Babylon's beauty throughout the growing season. From various types of cherry blossoms that bloom every spring, to the annual gardens planted by our buildings and grounds crews, Town Hall Park is a beautiful place to take in every season. If you are looking to get your steps in, you'd be hard pressed to find a more beautiful walk than a stroll around the pond at Town Hall Park. A one mile walk is just 4.75 laps! Town Hall Gardens include:
- AFA Respite Care Relief Park
- Vision of Hope Garden maintained by the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition
- Firefighter Memorial
- SCPD 1st Precinct Brotherhood Memorial
- Veterans Memorial
Carlls River Botanical Garden
If you need a respite from the hectic day or looking for a change of scenery you don’t have to go far. The Carlls River Botanical Garden at Geiger Park offers a wonderful and serene experience as you follow the paths taking you over small bridges past luscious vibrant flower beds and trees that provide shade. Town of Babylon’s Horticulturist Jen Ulsheimer and Groundskeeper Supervisor Dan Raccomandato worked hard with their crews to make it an environment everyone can appreciate. Visit the garden's webpage for hours and more photos!
In addition to Town Hall and the Botanical Garden at Geiger, our grounds crews do plantings and garden maintenance at many of our parks facilities, as well as the planters that sit along and hang from lampposts in our downtowns. Some notable locations include:
- Tanner Park
- Venetian Shores Park
- Phelps Lane Park
- Along Straight Path in Wyandanch
- Along Great Neck Road in Copiague
- Along Deer Park Avenue in Deer Park
- Along Old Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon