Established in 1978 and maintained through the hard work of our members, Gardens for Charlestown exists to promote green space preservation, community pride, and educational opportunities in our neighborhood.
Gardens for Charlestown is a 501(c)(3) organization. To learn how to support our work or join, email us.
Stay Healthy, Charlestown
Gardens for Charlestown remains open until or unless public health directives prohibit it. But if you visit, please follow these guidelines that will help you stay safe and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community.
Keep a distance of at least six feet from anyone not from your household.
Wear a face covering while visiting.
Carry and use hand sanitizer and be sure to use it before and after touching any surface: benches, gates, knobs, railings, etc.
Stay away for 14 days if you’re experiencing symptoms or have had direct contact with anyone who symptomatic.
Do not congregate in either of the sheds or in the greenhouse.
Please wear your own gloves if using shared tools, and sanitize your hands before and after every use.
Baby Bunnies in the Garden
This spring we welcomed a family of baby bunnies that one of our gardeners found nesting in his plot. While we try to keep these fury friends at bay during the season, their adorable little faces have been a welcome site to gardeners and visitors alike. Even though the bunnies left their nest when they opened their eyes and had full fur, they can be spotted hopping around throughout the garden. In fact, they have become quite the local attraction for families looking for some fresh air and a respite from quarantining.
Until it is safe for folks to gather in groups, here is a list of things you can do to keep up our beautiful gardens:
Pick up litter in the whole garden
Pull weeds on pathways and common areas
Rake lawn areas to remove gravel, twigs, or other natural debris
Pull any tree saplings from common areas and paths
Sweep and weed sidewalks on Main St. and Bunker Hill Street and patio
Take home and properly dispose of any trash or garden waste