In collaboration with the Garden Club of the Back Bay

The 2023 Border Brigade season has begun! Please email to join the Brigade.

Enjoy getting your hands dirty? Join the Border Brigade! During the high season, the Brigade meets every third Thursday of the month.

We are looking for champion volunteer weeders to help maintain the beautiful Boylston Street border and the Beacon Street border in the Public Garden. You supply the enthusiasm and your own gloves, and we supply the instructions on weed identification! Shade is thoughtfully provided by all the magnificent green leafy trees along each border.

No previous experience necessary and you can participate every week, for a couple of weeks, or only once! This is a wonderful opportunity to get outside, roll up your sleeves, dig in the dirt, and share in the joys of gardening right in the middle of the city.

Interested in volunteering? Please click below and send us an email at