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Rose Garden Party

The fundraiser supports arts, cultural, and enrichment programs and special events in our public park system.

About the Event

The Rose Garden Party, hosted by Honorary Chair Mayor Michelle Wu, is an annual fundraiser that benefits:

  • year-round programs in City of Boston public parks, and
  • allows thousands of children and families to enjoy performance and participatory programs, as well as special events.

This year's event is taking place on Friday September 9, from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Get your tickets

If you have the means to support us in providing free, safe and enriching quality programming, any amount of support will help. Donations can be made online.

Make a Donation

You can also make a donation by check payable to "The Fund for Parks and Recreations in Boston". Checks may be sent to: 

The Fund for Parks and Recreations in Boston
Boston Parks and Recreations Department
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118

  • Date of 2022 Event

    This year's Rose Garden Party is taking place on Friday, September 9, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens. Download the invite.

    Can't make the event?

    Please consider making an online donation

    Online Donations

  • You can contact Maureen McQuillen at 617-635-4032, or

  • Please note:

    Donations to "The Fund for Parks and Recreation in Boston" (tax identification #04-2784811) are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Event Information

Rose Garden Committee

Mayor Michelle Wu serves as Honorary Event Chair of the Rose Garden Committee. The committee is made up of:

  • the arts,
  • business and philanthropic leaders,
  • and supporters of children's enrichment programming.
Event Food

Passed hors d'oeuvres, and more.

  • Live and DJ entertainment with a spirited, creative hat contest in a garden party setting
  • Silent auction. See the auction themes.
  • En Plein air painting demonstration

The James P. Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens, when 3,000 rose bushes are in peak bloom.

Sponsor the Event

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring our annual Rose Garden Party fundraiser. All proceeds underwrite free year-round programs in Boston parks. 

We are grateful for any level of support that you can provide. Help us celebrate the event's 25th anniversary.

Become a Sponsor   Sponsor Information

Watch: 23rd annual Rose Garden Party
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