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This used to be a garden. Things used to grow here. They can again.
Lucy to Jacinda src

The Community Gardens[1] are a Seattle location featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the first episode of the seventh season.


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During Fifth Curse

The Community Gardens are created when a curse is cast on the people of the New Enchanted Forest, creating the neighborhood of Hyperion Heights in Seattle. At one point, it was a beautiful garden where things grew, but over time people stopped caring about it and it became dusty and dead. ("Hyperion Heights")

After running away to meet Henry, her biological father, Lucy steals his laptop and goes to the community gardens. Jacinda finds her there just as she is about to throw a coin into the wishing well. Though Lucy insists that the quarter she found was a sign, Jacinda reminds her that she does not believe in signs. Lucy makes the wish anyway, wishing something would grow in the garden, but nothing happens. Lucy assures Jacinda that just because nothing happened immediately does not mean the wish won't come true, though Jacinda remains doubtful. She then takes Henry's laptop back to him at Roni's. Upon finding his parked car is gone, Henry tracks down Lucy in the gardens where she is tossing hyacinth seeds into some empty soil lots. He accuses her of making his car disappear, but she denies having anything to do with it. Lucy tries to keep him from leaving, adamant in her belief about the curse and his forgotten memories, though Henry still thinks Lucy simply has a wild imagination. The girl insists he hasn't accepted the truth yet and this is why he hasn't been able to write his new book, however, Henry apologizes and leaves. Jacinda then shows up her car to pick up her daughter, in the hopes of starting a new life with her on a nearby island, to keep her stepmother Victoria from seizing custody of her child. Later that night, Jacinda finds a quarter on the floor of Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack while sweeping and takes it to the garden, throwing it into the well. Unbeknownst to her, some hyacinths begin to rapidly bloom as she leaves. ("Hyperion Heights")

Some of these flowers are delivered to Victoria in her office with a notecard from Lucy mentioning that they just started blooming yesterday. ("A Pirate's Life")


On-Screen Notes

Props Notes

  • The wishing well prop[2] was previously used, among other uses, for the Storybrooke Wishing Well,[3] though the roof and supports have since been removed.

Filming Locations