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Garden House Renovation

The postponed renovation and expansion of our Garden House and Garden broke ground in June 2023. We anticipate that construction will span a two-year period and that the new Garden House will open as a purpose-built home for the Lower School in the fall of 2025. 

As construction proceeds we will share updates on this website and with the Packer community. Questions for the school may be directed to

Neighbors of Packer may opt-in to periodic email updates by contacting To contact the General Contractor regarding matters related to the construction process call 212-401-1220.

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Explore the Plans

Artistic rendering of aerial view from Founder's Hall
Artistic rendering of Garden House interior
Artistic rendering of aerial view from Livingston Street
Artistic rendering of the Garden House front
The Garden House and Garden in 2022

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Anticipated Timeline

Summer 2023: Demolition and Garden House Renovation Begins

Spring 2024: Garden Renovation Begins; Full Garden Closure

Fall 2024: Partial Garden Access Restored

Fall 2025: Renovated Garden House Opens 

Exact timeline subject to change as the project progresses.

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Construction Mitigation and Safety

We will continue to update this page as the project progresses.