Welcome to Chestnut Hill Reservoir Community Garden !!!
In this website, you will find important information about how our garden operates and whom to contact with general and specific questions. It also contains information about how you can help make the garden run smoothly and efficiently.
Because community gardening requires a fair amount of work beyond tending your own plot, every gardener is asked to participate to the best of his or her ability in the management and upkeep of the entire garden.
The community garden only exists with the support of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. As we occupy public land, we are guests and must follow the rules established for public parks, which, among others, prohibit alcohol and drug consumption. The DCR is a generous and helpful “landlord” and therefore we take great care to prove ourselves good stewards of their property. For these reasons, it is important to participate actively in clean-up days, working alongside DCR employees and also make sure that the garden is an asset to the surrounding neighborhood.
As our country (and the whole world) is still coping with the coronavirus pandemic, we want to make sure that we are doing our part in this fight.
To ensure we are adhering to CDC, state and DCR guidelines, check out our new CHRCG policies
At this time we have decided that gardeners will no longer be required to sign up for specific time slots to garden. Please still be mindful of social distancing and wear a face covering and gloves while in the garden. (6/18/2020)
Welcome Everybody to 2020 season at the CHRCG!
Please take a moment to read our guidelines before you get started at the garden. There you will find important information regarding our garden rules, what you can and cant plant, items that you can and cant have permanently inside your plot and new temporary regulation regarding social distancing and scheduling time at the garden.
Annual Spring Cleanup
We have laid out a plan for our 2020 Spring Clean up
Check our blog for more information
Do you want to know what you should be planting in the garden this month?
Check our Planting Calendar
Comments and Suggestions
Get in touch with our community of gardeners through our forum.
Would you like to know more about organic gardening, composting, recycling, etc?
Check out our educational blog
We want to keep improving our community garden and your feedback and contribution are essential.
Show us your progress and success
Did you just harvest your first tomato?
Are your flowers just amazing?
Let's share and celebrate our gardeners' achievements
Post your pics on Instagram and tag @chrcgarden.
It will also feed into our Instagram Tab
Would like to become a member?
Applications are closed for 2020 plots. But you can join our waiting list for the 2021 season. Just send us an application