Fenway Victory Gardens

Your Guide
Bill Madden, ASLA

Built to ease wartime food shortages of the 1940s, the Fenway Victory Gardens gives current residents a chance to reconnect with nature. The gardens are nestled into Frederick Law Olmsted's Back Bay Fens. They create a cool and lush environment that is teaming with life.

Garden plots are coveted in Boston and as a result waitlists are common. This creates a diverse community of serious gardeners. In addition, the variety of plots seems to reflect the personality of their gardeners. This garden is more than a collection of plants, it is collection of people from the city, a series of canvases where self-portraits are planted.

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