The Harbor Link Gardens were officially opened this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Old Northern Avenue Bridge. The project, once dubbed the Bridge of Flowers, installed 12 giant planters filled with horticultural masterpieces selected to absorb the harsh salt, sun and wind conditions on the popular pedestrian walkway.

The public / private effort combined a $50,000 gift from the Boston Committee of the Garden Club of America to The Boston Harbor Association with support from Boston Parks and Public Works Departments. Speaking on behalf of their organizations were GCA – Boston Chair Michele Hanss, TBHA President Vivien Li, Parks Commissioner Antonia Pollak and Public Works Commissioner Joanne Massaro. Significant contributions to the project were also made by Warner Larson Landscape Architects, Read Custom Soils, BH Brown Landscape Design, Mahoney’s Garden Center and Greentop Planters of Rockport.

Photos by Matt Conti

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  1. Most of us who walk the bridge often are so happy to see this gorgeous addition. Great group effort by so many. This is probably the last year before this bridge is renovated to accept car traffic and really bottleneck Atlantic Ave! Enjoy it!

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