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.

Summer Fun & Raffle

Do your little ones love identifying the herbs, vegetables, and flowers that are growing?  Have you spotted one of our fury friends?  See how many different things you can spy with your little eye.

Gardens for Charlestown is happy to announce that it is hosting a self-directed scavenger hunt in July 2020.  You can print out a copy of our hunt page by clicking the image to the right.  You can also find copies in our latticed shed that is open to the public.

As you hunt around the garden, please remember to stay out of individual plots.  Also, take a photo!  If you post it to Instagram and tag us--@gardensforcharlestown--before July 27th, we will enter you into a raffle to win a tote bag and hat featuring our beautiful logo!      

The Garden Is Open


Cleanup Checklist

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:

1.   Pick up litter in the whole garden

2.   Pull weeds on pathways and common areas

3.   Rake lawn areas to remove gravel, twigs, or other natural debris

4.   Pull any tree saplings from common areas and paths


5.   Sweep and weed sidewalks on Main St. and Bunker Hill Street and patio


6.   Take home and properly dispose of any trash or garden waste

 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. 

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