The Friends of the Public Garden has launched its second annual Spring Membership Drive. Members play an important role in supporting the care and protection of some of Boston’s, and America’s, most treasured green spaces and all are invited to join. The Friends is offering a limited-time incentive now through May 22 when anyone who joins will be entered into a drawing to win lunch for two at the Four Seasons Hotel’s Bristol Lounge. Join by stopping by the office at 69 Beacon, calling 617-723-8144, visiting the Friends website at friendsofthepublicgarden.org, or by attending a special “Meet the Friends” reception for prospective members at the office on May 22.
The Friends of the Public Garden is a non-profit citizen’s advocacy group formed in 1970 to preserve and enhance the Public Garden, America’s first public botanical garden. Shortly after the group organized, its mission was broadened to include the adjacent Boston Common, America’s first public park, and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, the central spine of the Back Bay neighborhood. The Friends has worked in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Boston since its beginnings. It is the first public-private partnership of its kind in the region. Today is has more than 2,500 members from over 100 Massachusetts communities and 30 other states.
Members receive the Friends newsletters and are invited to programs and events throughout the year, including the annual Members Reception. Leadership Friends, who join at the $1,000 or higher level, are also invited to an additional special annual reception and Public Garden sculpture tour.
For more information or to RSVP for the reception write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-723-8144.