Library Garden Going, Going, …

Renovations at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library, which include eliminating the green spaces outside the library, are scheduled to start this fall. In advance of the destruction of the garden at the library, RG&C wanted to save as many plantings as possible, using them at other parts of the square or setting them aside for future use or sale.

We had the good fortune to have the services of several Boston University students to help with the work of digging up plants and shrubs at the library and, for the items being replanted immediately, lugging them over to Adams Park and Taft Hill Park and then planting them in their new locations.

Thank you to the students who took time from settling into life at BU to help us get this work done.

RG&C Members with BU Students Outside Roslindale Branch Library
BU Students at Taft Hill Park

Gardening in the Square [UPDATED 8/30/2018] – Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Lee Hill Road at Washington St. (across from Healy Field)

The next round of gardening work in the Square has changed date and location.

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm we will work on the small green space planted at Lee Hill Road and Washington Street across from Healy Field weeding and cleaning up the vinca bed there.

As always, we welcome anyone to join us in keeping green space in Roslindale Square attractive and healthy.

Gardening in the Square – Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Savage Mini-Park

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, we will meet at Savage Mini-Park (on Belgrade Avenue across from the Roslindale Village T Commuter Rail Station) to do our usual gardening work at Savage and at the T Station hillside across from Savage.

We’re delighted to have anyone who wants to get their hands dirty join us to keep these public green spaces looking good.

Gardening in the Square – Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:30 AM – 10: 30 AM – Taft Hill Park

It’s time again to work on keeping up our public green spaces.

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, we’ll be doing gardening work at Taft Hill Park across from Wallpaper City.

Stop by and help out. You don’t need to know anything about gardening; we’ve got experienced gardeners happy to work with neophytes, experts, and anyone in between willing to pitch in to keep Roslindale green.

Gardening in the Square – Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Savage Mini-Park

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, we will meet at Savage Mini-Park (on Belgrade Avenue across from the Roslindale Village T Commuter Rail Station) to do our usual gardening work at Savage and at the T Station hillside across from Savage.

We’re delighted to have anyone who wants to get their hands dirty join us to keep these public green spaces looking good.

Gardening in the Square – Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Lee Hill Road Pocket Park (Across from Healy Field) (Location Change)

EXCITING NEWS! The third 2018 Gardening in the Square (GitS) session in Roslindale Square HAS MOVED from Taft Hill Park to Lee Hill Road Pocket Park across from Healy Field.

The time has not changed: it’s still on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

We’ll do weeding and general clean-up required at the park.

As always, no past experience is necessary – anyone willing to help out is welcome.