Jamaica Plain Garden Tour

We're delighted to present the first annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour! Come enjoy unique access to over twenty private gardens in the Sumner Hill and Central neighborhoods of JP, an area full of charming historical homes and lush perennial gardens. Sites along the route range from creative urban spaces to formal gardens in the English style, to rambling woodland landscapes. Many are hidden gems which you might never otherwise see, featuring beautiful stonework, water elements, and rare specimen plants. Our gratitude goes to the garden owners for opening up these magical spaces in support of the Trustees' 56 community gardens and parks citywide.

The community garden at Merriam and Minton streets, Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Win the ‘Golden Trowel’ in Boston’s 2018 Garden Contes​t​! Apply Today or Refer a Friend

The city is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until July 11 to register for the 2018 Mayor’s Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue. Now in its 22nd year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods. Gardeners or those nominating their favorite gardeners may find printable and online nomination forms at boston.gov/mayors-garden-contest. First place winners will receive the coveted “Golden Trowel” award from Mayor Marty Walsh and prize packages from the Parks Department, Mahoney’s Garden Centers, and other sponsors at an awards ceremony in August in the Boston Public Garden presented with support from Polar Beverages. First place winners in this year’s Garden Contest will also be entered into a drawing for a JetBlue Grand Prize consisting of roundtrip flights for two to any nonstop destination from Boston (terms, conditions, and blackout dates apply).

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Daffodil Planting

JP Centre/South Main Streets has secured 300 daffodil bulbs from the City of Boston to plant in public spaces. Our planned locations are: in front of the South Street tennis courts and mall, at the Monument at Monument Square, and if time and bulbs permit, at the park across from Curley School. With enough volunteers, we can make short work of it! We are asking for volunteers that can bring their own gardening tools. Drinks and snacks will be provided (please rsvp, so that we can plan accordingly).

Daffodil Planting Volunteers Wanted for Nov. 4th

What are you doing this Saturday? Why not plant daffodil bulbs with other JP residents? JP Centre/South Main Streets received 300 daffodil bulbs from the city to plant in public spaces and volunteers are needed to plant the bulbs this weekend. Bulbs will be planted in front of the South Street tennis courts and mall, the Monument at Monument Square, and if there's enough time and bulbs, at the park across from Curley School. Gardeners are being asked to bring their own gardening tools.

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The community garden at Merriam and Minton streets, Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

New Online Jamaica Plain Gardening Groups

[Updated: 11:30 am, Oct. 11th to include there are two new online groups]

There are two new online Jamaica Plain gardening groups on Facebook for participants to engage in garden discussions, seed swaps and more. The Jamaica Plain Gardeners group is open to gardeners located in and/or near Jamaica Plain. Like many Facebook groups, participants are encouraged to stay on topic, not post spam or aggressive sales pitches. Gardening-related recommendations are welcome.

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