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Generous Gardeners had a great 2022 season. We are looking forward to 30,000 tulips blooming in May.

Are you interested in volunteering with us?


We are not a garden club, but rather a group of volunteer gardeners with the mission of beautification of Gloucester with public flower gardens. We now care for over 45 gardens. Stacy Boulevard is our largest, but just one of many. There are no dues, no meetings, no obligation and it is lots of fun. Just fill out our signup form and you will be added to our email blast list. You will then know where and when we are gardening, and you can come when it is convenient. We will give you a green apron that volunteers must wear when gardening in a public space so it is clear you are one of our group.

Are you interested in volunteering with Generous Gardeners?

Triton sculpture at the Betty Smith garden is in full bloom with red tulips!

Cape Ann’s beautiful natural environment and colorful seaside gardens perpetually inspire artists, designers, landscapers and now a growing community of civic-minded gardening enthusiasts.  As part of the seven million dollar seawall reconstruction project along Stacy Boulevard, numerous garden beds were installed and Gloucester’s volunteer group of Generous Gardeners planted them with thousands of colorful flowers. A riot of color is now enjoyed by all who stroll along the iconic boulevard. Generous Gardeners has also enhanced the rough charm of Gloucester’s working waterfront filling over 45 public spaces with beautiful bulbs, annuals and perennials. Contact Susan Kelly at susan@generousgardeners.org or 781-346-1363 to volunteer or learn more.

Enjoy a video about how to divide dahlias from our Dahlia Queen – Antonietta. Please note that we initially wrapped our tubers in plastic wrap, but found they were rotting, so moved them to bins with vermiculite or peat moss. Thank you to our volunteer videographer Leslie Heffron!

“Gardeners are the first sign of commitment to a community” – Ann Raver

Check out our documentary created by Sean O’Laughlin of Cut Bridge Productions 2019