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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.

Spring Membership Drive!
Join the Friends by May 22 and you might win Lunch for Two at the Four Seasons. For more information click here.

Duckling Day
May 11, 2014 – This beloved annual event on Mother’s Day celebrates the classic children’s story Make Way for Ducklings, about a pair of mallard ducks who decide to raise their family on the island of the Boston Public Garden lagoon and the family’s adventures getting there. Click here to register!

The Green and White Ball
May 16, 2014 – For more information click here!

Fifth Annual Making History on the Common Day
Monday, June 2, 2014

Members Reception Photos and Podcast
The Friends of the Public Garden hosted its annual Members Reception at the Union Club in Boston. More than 130 Members attended to hear speaker Tupper Thomas, former Administrator of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.

Boylston Street Border Renovation
The Friends of the Public Garden has embarked on the first phase of a multi-year renewal of the landscape along the Boylston Street border of the Public Garden. This border has seen many chapters in its history, and today serves as a naturalistic planted screen from the busy urban environment, offering protection as well as selected views out.

Public Garden ranks 7th best park in America
A survey by the TripAdvisor website ranks Boston’s Public Garden the 7th best park in America.

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