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Public Gardens Challenge

We need your help to ensure our garden treasures are here for future generations to discover, explore, and enjoy!

The Trustees, the country's oldest land conservation nonprofit, is responsible for the care and preservation of 11 historic and nationally renowned public gardens across Massachusetts. We are also responsible for 56 community gardens in Boston.

Ranging in size from 1 to 165 acres, The Trustees public gardens are not only horticultural treasures, but they offer a wide range of benefits, from critical open space and places of quiet reflection, to rare sources of fresh food in areas with limited access to local, farm-grown products.

The Trustees has commited to raising $10 million in new investment for some of its most historic gardens. To date, we have raised over 90% towards that goal, but now we need your help to complete the challenge.

Your support will help restore these gardens, bringing them back to life, making them easier for people of all ages and abilities to visit, and providing a wide range of garden education programs and horticultural opportunities.

Help The Trustees ensure that these treasures are here for future generations to discover, explore, enjoy, and learn from. Help support our public gardens by making a donation today!

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Our Historic Gardens

Long Hill, Beverly
The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton
Governor Oliver Ames Estate, Easton
Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens, New Bedford
Mytoi, Martha’s Vineyard
Farandnear, Shirley
Ashintully Gardens, Tyringham
The Mission House, Stockbridge
Naumkeag, Stockbridge

Our Community Gardens

56 gardens in eight Boston neighborhoods:

East Boston
Jamaica Plain
Mission Hill
South End

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