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Today in the North End, the Carolyn Lynch Garden on The Greenway opens to the public! Though the renovation area is no longer fenced off, improvements will continue for the next few weeks as we install new furniture and planters, and introduce additional plants to the boxwood garden beds.

Iris siberica will be featured in the boxwood beds

Iris siberica will be featured in the boxwood beds

The Carolyn Lynch Garden on The Greenway is designed with an array of bright colors, seasonal blooms and a rich diversity of textures, heights and personalities. The garden’s design is in keeping with the European-style of the original park design, including the boxwood hedges carried over from the adjacent park across Hanover Street. These formal influences are tempered with robust perennial and shrub plantings, spilling to the edges of the boxwood.

Spring daffodils, alliums, and species tulips are inspired by Carolyn’s tulip beds in Ireland, while thistle-like plants, including Eryngium (Sea Holly) and Dipsacus (Teasel), were borrowed from her Massachusetts garden. Sequenced color drifts tie together the flowering shrubs, summer perennials, and assorted fall fruits and seed pods. The southern side of the garden transitions into soft slopes of ornamental grasses. Deschampsia, Panicum, and Miscanthus combine with a scattering of tall perennials to create gentle, moving meadow.

Echinacea will all be featured

Echinacea will all be featured

The Carolyn Lynch Garden on The Greenway was renovated and endowed with the generous support of The Lynch Foundation, the garden will be dedicated to Carolyn Hoff Lynch, an avid gardener and a leading philanthropist. The renovations follow our 2015 North End Improvement Project, which replanted the boxwood garden on the other side of Hanover Street.

Learn more about our commitment to using the best organic practices to manage The Greenway on our website, creating a healthy and welcoming ecosystem that is sustainable for people and the environment.