2015 Fall Fair & Flea Market

Posted on September 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

Sat. Sept. 26th (rain date Sun. Sept. 27th) from 9:00am-2:00pm

Looking for treasures for your home including some of this year’s offerings like vintage linens, books, crystal, furniture, lamps, decorative garden accessories and housewares? In addition to these great Flea Market finds, artists and crafters will also sell their wares including handmade pillows, doggie bandanas, creative signs and beautiful photographs and cards.  We have also added a workshop from 10:00 – 10:45 “Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter” by Sean Halloran of Parterre Gardens, Inc. and a demonstration on “Creating a Tasty Italian Tomato Appetizer” from 12:00-12:45 by chef Lucia Marinai

We will have coffee, soft drinks, hot dogs and homemade sweets and savory goodies as well as  lavender sachets, herbed vinegars from the garden and planters and pots and more for sale.  There is also a kids’ play area.

Join us in the community garden for a great day of shopping, eating, learning and enjoying the garden. The Gardens for Charlestown garden is located at the intersection of Main and Bunker Hill Streets, near Sullivan Square. There is MBTA bus service Rt. #93 (and Rt. #92 Sat. only) from Haymarket and Sullivan Square dropping you off at the garden.  The Orange Line station at Sullivan Square is a 10 minute walk from the Garden and there is street free parking available.

Gardens for Charlestown is an independent, a not-for-profit

organization dedicated to education, beautification and gardening. Fall Fair & Flea Market

Proceeds from this event support maintaining and operating the Garden.

It’s Lobsta in the Garden Time!!!

Posted on June 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Gather your friends and family and join us for  a lobster dinner al fresco,

a benefit for Gardens for Charlestown.

Thursday, July 16th   (Rain date Friday July 17) 6:00 pm

at the Gardens for Charlestown (Bunker Hill and Main Street)

Music by the Richard Garcia Quartet.


Dinner with 1 Lobster – $50

Dinner with 2 Lobsters – $60

Chicken Dinner – $25

Dinner includes corn on the cob, baked potato, green salad, and watermelon.  Feel free to bring your own appetizers, dessert, and beverage.  Plastic glasses and cutlery provided.

This popular tradition fills up quickly and unlike past years, this year we will be strict about a reservation cut off.  Please note that reservations are not confirmed until payment is received.  We ask that you assist the volunteers running the event by ensuring individual payments from people in your party in a timely manner.

If you would like to reserve and pay on line you can use our Eventbrite tool


If you prefer to pay by check please mail to:

Gardens for Charlestown

PO Box 290044

Charlestown, MA 02129

Please include with your reservation the list of names of those in your party and be sure to indicate the dinner choice for each person listed (chicken, lobster or double lobster).

If you have any questions, email us:


Saturday, June 13th – Garden Tour of Historic Charlestown

Posted on February 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Save this Date! The Garden Tour of Historic Charlestown is on Sat., June 13, 10:00-3:00.  Enjoy touring fourteen private gardens, a garden demonstration and reception in historic Charlestown.  This year’s tour boasts of a wide variety of horticulture and landscape features from fruit trees to cobble walkways and the garden at the PBS “This Old House” project of last year.  Rain or Shine!  Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocket-garden-tour-of-historic-charlestown-tickets-16388592722

The tour begins at the Gardens for Charlestown, a community garden, where you will receive your ticket/booklet/map.  The Community Garden is a park-like setting which is open to the public and includes 64 garden plots and extensive communal border gardens at the corder of Main and Bunker Hill Streets.  There will also be a gardening demonstration in the morning at the Community Garden.  Following the tour at 3 PM there will be a reception for tour goers, gardener owners and volunteers in the Community Garden.  This event is rain or shine.  Proceeds of this tour support  this 501c3 educational organization’s program and maintenance.