Gardens for Charlestown partners with Whole Foods Market Charlestown

Posted on August 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

We are very pleased to announce that Whole Foods Market Charlestown will be opening its doors on Wednesday, August 7th.  5% of opening day net sales will be donated equally among 6 Charlestown non-profit organizations and Gardens for Charlestown is one of them!   We want to encourage folks who are interested in shopping at the new Whole Foods Market Charlestown to do so on August 7th.   When you shop on Wednesday you will not only be celebrating the new store but you will be donating to Gardens for Charlestown.  Thank you.

This Saturday, June 15th visit the Pocket Gardens of Historic Charlestown

Posted on March 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

Explore the hidden gardens and public green spaces of Charlestown at the Gardens for Charlestown Pocket Garden Tour. On Sat., June 15th from 10:00-3:00.   Meet the gardeners of this historic neighborhood and view eleven delightful and varied private gardens. Also, learn about three of our premiere public open spaces as the Friends of Harvard Mall talk about this historic park, the Friends of City Square Park, the newest park created as part of the “Big Dig”, provide lite refreshments and view the Gardens for Charlestown community garden which boasts creative urban gardening in small spaces.

Proceeds of this tour support Gardens for Charlestown which is a 63 plot community garden and open space. Gardens for Charlestown is a non-profit, all-volunteer garden and green space organization established in 1976.

Tickets are $20.00 each and will be on sale the day of the tour at the Gardens for Charlestown community garden, located at the intersection of Main and Bunker Hill Streets near Sullivan Square.  The Sullivan Sq. Orange Line MBTA Station is a short walk and both the #92 and #93 Buses which leave from Downtown Crossing and Haymarket Stations stop at the garden.  Street parking is also available. (Note: to ask a question click on title of this post and a form will appear.)

Gardener of the Year

Posted on March 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

At the GfC annual meeting on March 3,  Sondra Allen was named Gardener of the Year in recognition of her outstanding gardening.  Beyond growing a beautiful and bountiful garden, Sondra contributes to the garden in many ways.  She is an untiring volunteer at the monthly clean ups, even at those cold early and late year clean ups.  Through the years, she has volunteered for many special events and is very generous and helpful to other gardeners.  Thank you Sondra!