The Friends of the Public Garden works to protect and improve Boston’s first public parks — the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

A membership organization open to all, the Friends was founded in 1970 by concerned citizens. Working closely with the Boston Parks Department, we support ongoing improvements to the parks. Since 1970, we have funded the expert care of trees and plantings and the maintenance and restoration of sculptures and fountains. We work as staunch advocates to protect the parks from misuse and encroachment.

Read more about our organization.
Watch a video celebrating our stewardship.
Learn what we do each year with our newsletter.


January 20, 2017 – Comment period ended
Thank you to our members that contacted the BPDA and elected officials about the Winthrop Square Tower project. 
Annual Meeting: RSVP Now 
April 12, 2017 at First Church in Boston
Food Trucks Returning to Brewer Fountain Plaza
Mark your calendars so you don’t miss your favorite lunchtime vendors!
The 20th Anniversary Green and White Ball
May 5, 2017 at Taj Boston
Registration for Duckling Day is now open!
Join us for what may be the cutest parade of ducklings you’ll ever see!
May 14, 2017 beginning at 10:00am on the Boston Common (register here)