The Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Tree Planting Site Walk in the Fenway Victory Gardens
At the Fenway Victory Gardens,
1200 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
May 2 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder
Explore the site of newly-planted trees in the Back Bay Fens, the oldest park of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace! The Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Field Operations Manager will guide visitors on a walk through the design history of the area surrounding the historic Fenway Victory Gardens, discuss present-day efforts to steward and maintain this multi-purpose greenspace, and show how the new trees were selected to seamlessly blend with the historic vision of Fens designers Olmsted and Arthur Shurcliff.
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to steward and protect the Emerald Necklace parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, stretching from Franklin Park in Dorchester to Charlesgate in the Back Bay. Now in its 25th year, the Conservancy works to restore and maintain the parks with public partners in Boston, Brookline and the Massachusetts DCR, advocates for accessibility improvements and green policies, offers visitor amenities and free public events and more.
The Fenway Victory Gardens, where 10 new trees will be planted on Arbor Day, date back to World War II and are the oldest continuously-operating victory gardens in the United States. The gardens have been a beloved local landmark in the decades since their creation, and are stewarded today by the Fenway Garden Society.