We started with the embankment behind the police station on Rogers Street which had been a hazardous eyesore for over a decade. We created the rivers of plantings, including many blue flowers as requested by the police.
Many traffic Islands in Gloucester had become neglected barren places. We have planted thousands of bulbs and drought tolerant plants. We also regularly lug water to keep things alive in those hard locations. These islands are covered by the Mass DOT program, but unlike State islands in other cities, we do not have advertising signage.
Sargent House Museum
One of the early gardens planted by Generous Gardens was the Sargent House Museum which is now a lovely spot enjoyed by many on our busy Main Street.
Stacy Boulevard Gardens
Our major new responsibility are the new beds surrounding the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial. As part of the seawall reconstruction project, Generous Gardeners was approached by the Department of Public Works and asked to assist in planning, planting and maintenance of this beautiful new addition to Gloucester. The beds were installed in the fall of 2016 and we immediately planted 22,400 tulips. In the spring of 2017 we planted over 13,000 additional flowers for a permanent beautiful addition to the Gloucester Harbor Stacy Boulevard. In 2018, we again planted thousands of tulips to replace those lost by storm damage.