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Construction Begins for Carolyn Lynch Garden in North End Parks on the Greenway

With funding from The Lynch Foundation, reconstruction has begun for new four-season gardens on the south side of Hanover Street (also known as Parcel 10), across from the Haymarket Hotel site. New fencing went in on Monday for the project that will revamp the boxwood beds and follows 2015 improvements on the northern side (Parcel 8). The gardens on the southern side are twice as large as the northern beds.

The project is in honor of Carolyn Lynch, an avid gardener, who passed away in 2015. The Lynch Foundation is supporting the renovation and has endowed its future care.

According to the Greenway Conservancy, ” the new space will feature a unique combination of formal shrubs and colorful perennials with informal sweeps of ornamental grasses and native plants, providing four seasons of interest. Carolyn Lynch’s passionate interest in uncommon plants and the beauty of the natural world is reflected in the vibrant palette of this garden’s design.”

In an effort to eradicate the invasive plant vetch, the garden will undergo a fallow period of about a month in the midst of construction.