Denise St. Onge and Tom Eby Garden
The Garden Lot entrance is off the Greenwich Steps between Sansome and Montgomery Streets. It is a steep lot with seven sets of wooden retaining walls. The entrance is at the lowest elevation and serves as a way to access 237 Greenwich, 60-64 Darrell Place, and another cottage. Three brick steps from the Greenwich Steps serve as the entrance to the Garden Lot. A brick path turns east and runs along the eastern edge of the Garden Lot to access two cottages and is separated from the main garden by a simple wooden fence and from the eastern boundary by a wooden balustrade that matches the Garden Lot’s stair balustrade. Entrance to the main garden is through a simple wooden gate. A level lower garden area is planted with trees and shrubs at the edges. Eleven stone steps with a landing and a wooden balustrade connect the lower garden to the terraces. There are two wooden retaining walls between the bottom and the top of the stairs: one located at the stair landing and one at the top of the stairs. At the top of the stairs, five more terraces step up the hill, with five sets of wooden retaining walls. The bottom retaining wall at the top of the stair includes a built-in wooden bench and a narrow wooden garden workbench and storage area. The terraces above this point are extensively planted. A set of three wooden stairs exits this terrace to the west to connect to the deck of 60-64 Darrell Place and 241 Greenwich.
Directions: There is no street access to the garden. It is located on the Greenwich Steps on the east side of Telegraph Hill, between Montgomery and Sansome Streets. To access the garden from above, use the 1470 Montgomery Street entrance. Park where you can in the area (very limited), then go down the Greenwich Steps, turn right and continue down pass 241 Greenwich Street. The garden is on the right.
To access the garden from below, use the 101 Lombard Street entrance. Park in the area then walk to Sansome and Greenwich and go up the Greenwich Steps to garden on left.
To use public transportation, the #39 bus will take you to Montgomery and Union Streets where you can then walk north on Montgomery Street to the Greenwich Steps.