The Public Garden
What We Do2017-10-13T14:53:51-04:00


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. We have funded the expert care of trees and plantings and the maintenance and restoration of sculptures and fountains. We continue to work as staunch advocates to protect the parks from misuse and encroachment.

Learn more about:
Tree Care
Sculpture Care
Turf Care
Capital Projects
Tree Diseases


“The unique roles these parks play in the life of our city — neighborhood parks to tens of thousands, regional destinations, tourist must-sees — demand new standards of quality for their care.”

Valerie Burns, President, Boston Natural Areas Network, 1988-2014; Friends Board Director
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