Residents enjoy Bronx outdoor garden

Tucked away amid the bustling city streets is a green oasis that many Bronx residents enjoy. Bissel Gardens is a two-acre garden in the Wakefield

More than 40 different fruits and vegetables can be found throughout the gardens, from a common zucchini to a rare white eggplant.

More than 40 different fruits and vegetables can be found throughout the gardens, from a common zucchini to a rare white eggplant. (8/17/15)

THE BRONX - Tucked away amid the bustling city streets is a green oasis that many Bronx residents enjoy.

Bissel Gardens is a two-acre garden in the Wakefield section of the Bronx that includes two propagation areas, a children's garden, a practical community garden and a farmers market at the end of the trail.

More than 40 different fruits and vegetables can be found throughout the gardens, from a common zucchini to a rare white eggplant.

Hailey Cotto started as a volunteer at the gardens and now serves as a program director for summer youth employment. 

Cotto says Bissel Gardens is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city. 

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