Cambridge in Bloom

A field of pink daisies

Operating out of the Department of Public Works’ Parks and Urban Forestry Division, Cambridge in Bloom is a public-private partnership program dedicated to enhancing local green spaces through improved stewardship of our parks.

The City has made considerable investments in the development of parks, landscaping, tree planting, and maintenance in recent years. However, there is always room for improvement when it comes to increasing the quality and health of our city.   Our horticultural investment in the city is a reflection of our commitment to a healthy urban environment.  We are enthusiastic about improving our environmental responsibility and the quality of urban life in the city of Cambridge.

Landscape Programs

Purple and fushia hanging baskets

Adopt A ‘Hanging Basket’ - Colorful hanging baskets brighten our streetscapes every summer.   Learn how

Adopt A ‘Green Space’ - Commit to weeding and watering a landscaped area near you.  Learn how

Adopt A Park - Your generous contribution will provide enhanced park maintenance.  Learn how

Organize a Planting Day - in your neighborhood park.  Learn how

Community Service Days - Do you and your employees like to get out and give back?   Learn more 



 

Forestry Programs

Linda filling the Gator Bag

We are proud of our national recognition as a Tree City USA and consider the ongoing process of tree care management an integral part of city life in Cambridge. The trees we plant and care for today will beautify our neighborhoods, businesses, and parks, increase property values, and conserve energy in the city for years to come.  Learn more about our forestry programs and volunteer opportunities.

Join Tree Keepers - Agree to care for young trees by maintaining tree wells and planting areas surrounding trees. Commit to watering, weeding and mulching a new tree for two years. Learn more

 

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.349.4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Sites Needing Sponsors

Tubman Square, River Street

Elliot Street Plaza
Church Street Planter
Lampoon Planter