Summer has arrived on the Greenway! Joining the parks’ colorful garden beds this summer are 40 four-season container gardens. The Conservancy’s Horticulture crew has been hard at work artfully arranging textures, blooms and foliage to bring a wider range of plants to the parks.
Containers with shrubs, grasses, trees, perennials, and flowering annuals have been placed throughout the Greenway and are located in areas where hardscape or inclement conditions create a difficult environment for horticulture growth. These small gardens will create year-round interest in areas that typically come to life during festivals, markets, and other short term events.
The botanical contents of the containers were chosen specifically for each unique location on the Greenway. Chinatown Park features Asian-influenced trees in contrasting colors and textures. With a nod to its farmers’ market and food trucks, the Dewey Square Park containers display tomato plants, red basil, Swiss chard, and rosemary. Colorful and playful shapes and blooms that attract butterflies were chosen for a container dwelling by the carousel. There are similarly thoughtful plantings in the Fort Point Channel Parks and the Wharf District Parks.
See summer celebrated through the burst of color and life on the Greenway – and take away some small space ideas for your own urban garden!