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.
Annual Meeting and Bylaws


January 20, 2017 – Comment period ends
Let the BPDA and your elected officials know your opinion about the Winthrop Square Tower project
Young Friends Skate Night
Get your tickets now here for an evening of winter fun at the Frog Pond
2/6/17 at 7:30pm
Calling all Park Lovers! We’re looking for Docents in 2017
Attend our upcoming information session in January, 2017 to learn more.
1/18/17 at 10:00am (RSVP requested)