The original Victory Gardens produced vegetables for families during a time of heightened war efforts and food rationing. Under the leadership of the Fenway Garden Society, the mission of the Fenway Victory Gardens evolved. Today, the Victory Gardens provides Boston city dwellers a place, to grow fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers as well as a a tight-knit community for learning, helping others, relaxation, and fun.
The Fenway Victory Gardens provides visitors with an enjoyable glimpse of urban gardening in all its varieties — from industrious vegetable gardens to more adventurous, highly designed landscapes. As the oldest Olmsted-designed park along the Emerald Necklace, the gardens sit among a stunning collection of specimen trees. Visitors often tour the entire seven acres, then spread out in the Meadow or Grove area for a relaxed picnic or a game of Frisbee.
Today, the Fenway Garden Society offers educational workshops, volunteer opportunities, and a place to give back to the community. The Teaching Garden, the Bee Apiary and Pollinator Garden, and the Medicinal Herb Garden showcase opportunities for gardeners and visitors to engage in the gardens.