Marta Macdowell and a volunteer work in Dickinson's garden

Garden Days 2023
Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3


“New feet within my garden go –
New fingers stir the sod–


Emily's garden with Homestead in the background

Come celebrate the beauty of late spring during Garden Days at the Emily Dickinson Museum! As summer temperatures arrive in Amherst, Emily’s garden begs to be tended. Join a group of fellow volunteers to aid in the cultivation of the historic Dickinson landscape. You do not need to be an expert gardener for this “all levels” program. Learn from volunteers who have tended the gardens in the past and become part of a new generation of caretakers. During Garden Days, participants will help to weed, divide older perennials, plant new perennials and annuals, edge flower beds, and more! 

All are welcome, no gardening experience required. Garden Days runs rain or shine!

Volunteers are encouraged to bring the following if they have them:
– Gloves
– Clean hand trowel and clipper
– Bucket
– Kneeling pad
– Water bottle
– Comfortable footwear
– Sun protection

Garden Days spots are available on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. This program is run over the course of two days, and participants may choose one of the following sessions:

Session 1: Friday, June 2 1:00 – 4:30pm ET

Session 2: Saturday, June 3  9:00 am – 12:30pm ET

Participants are encouraged to stay for the duration of their session.

This in-person program is free to attend. Registration is required. 


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