In collaboration with the Garden Club of the Back Bay

Enjoy getting your hands dirty? Join the Border Brigade!


Third Thursday of each month through October. 

Summer 2022 Dates:

The Border Brigade season will start on April 21 at 9:30 am. and meet every third Thursday of the month through October. Meet inside the Public Garden at the Arlington and Boylston gate by the Channing Memorial.

Masks are required and please bring your own gloves. If you have hand pruners that you like to use for this work, please bring them.

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