The Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has a unique opportunity to acquire the cropland abutting the northern border of the gardens. Pesticide and herbicide drift have become constant issues that compromise our mission.

Our Board of Directors began talking with Newton city officials in 2022 and started a full-fledged land acquisition campaign in 2023. The available land is part of the Agnes Patterson parcel owned by the city of Newton.

Please take a moment to explore our vision and inspiration:

We invite you to JOIN US on this journey of expansion and Growing Forward!

The gardens operate as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit managed by Project AWAKE. We are not a city park and receive no city funding–admittance is FREE to the public. Please consider donating to assist us on this exciting new chapter of growth!