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Rogers Free Library Gardens

The Bristol Garden Club maintains the Gardens on the Thames Street side of the Rogers Free Library and the planter boxes at the front entrance on Hope Street.


First established in 1962, the Gardens have many beautiful species of xeric plants and trees. There is a brick pathway that leads from Hope Street to the Gardens. The Gardens are enjoyed by children and adults entering the lower level of the library. There are several memorial benches and trees dedicated to Bristolians. The front entry planter boxes are changed seasonally.


The Gardens are going through an update now (2023/2024). A beautiful stone Chess Table with stools has been added for the chess club to use. More colorful and pollinator friendly plants are being added to enhance the children to stop and take notice. The Bristol Garden Club will be working with the Pollinator Pathways Project as well as the Rogers Free Library staff to create a Sensory Garden. Stayed tuned for how this already lovely and cozy place will be enhanced over the next year!

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