Our role in the community we live is very important to us. Kennedy’s supplies the community with garden products and advice. We also employ many local people. We also enjoy getting involved with other projects that are win-win situation for our business, our staff and our community. Below are some of the projects we have been directly involved with that have worked out well for all involved and affected.
Scituate Roundabout – This roundabout at the intersection of Rt 123 & 3A came about after the MBTA extended its Commuter Rail service down to Greenbush in 2007. The roundabout did not come with any plans for landscaping despite the fact that it is such a high visibility area. In fact many called it an eye sore because the state did not mow the “grass” very often. Since the start, Kennedy’s has offered to landscape the space in exhange for a sign. In 2012, the town finally adopted the space and Kennedy’s has since adopted it from the town. Click here to find out more about our progress.
Scituate Marine Center – This building across from Scituate Harbor is an great facility with an amazing story. It was built mostly by local donations of time, money and materials. Chris Kennedy, MCH designed the landscaping and Kennedy’s donated the plants. Stop by to see this example of a seaside planting that has survived and thrived under some of the harshest conditions nature can offer.
Hope in Bloom Gardens - Kennedy’s Country Gardens has designed, installed or donated plants for almost a dozen gardens for breast cancer patients on the South Shore. Chris Kennedy, MCH designed two gardens in Hingham, and one each in Cohasset, Weymouth and Sharon. Betty Greene, our landscape designer created a garden in Norwell. To donate, volunteer or see photos of all the gardens you can visit the Hope in Bloom website below.
Summer Street Island (intersection of 3A & Summer Street in Marshfield) – this Adopt-an-Island in Marshfield was designed by Chris & Bob Kennedy. Kennedy’s Country Gardens donated the materials supplies and installation labor. It is maintained by Seaside Gardeners. The garden is an example of a low maintenance way to beautify a space that was previously an eye sore and maintenance issue.
Summer Street Adopt-an-Island in Marshfield
This is an island designed by Chris Kennedy, MCH and donated by Kennedy's Country Gardens. Maintenance help by the Seaside Gardeners of Marshfield.
Garden Designed by Chris Kennedy, MCH and donated and planted by Kennedy's Country Gardens. Maintained by Seaside Gardeners. [img src=http://www.kennedyscountrygardens.com/wp-content/flagallery/summer-street-adopt-an-island-in-marshfield/thumbs/thumbs_summer-street-island-fountain-grass-and-coneflower.jpg]Grasses, Spruce, Japanese Maple Kennedy's Truck
Fountain Grasses, Japanese Red Maple, Weeping Blue Spruce and Purple Coneflower in Marshfield, MA [img src=http://www.kennedyscountrygardens.com/wp-content/flagallery/summer-street-adopt-an-island-in-marshfield/thumbs/thumbs_summer-st-horiz-weeping-spruce-compressed.jpg]Fountain Grass, Petunias, Weeping Red Japanese Maple, Petunias
[img src=http://www.kennedyscountrygardens.com/wp-content/flagallery/summer-street-adopt-an-island-in-marshfield/thumbs/thumbs_summer-street-island-spruce-jap-maple-sedums.jpg]Weeping spruce
Twobley's Red Sentinel Japanese Maple, Dream Catcher Beauty Bush, Sedum Autumn Joy [img src=http://www.kennedyscountrygardens.com/wp-content/flagallery/summer-street-adopt-an-island-in-marshfield/thumbs/thumbs_summer-street-island-catmint-grass-coneflower.jpg]Mass Planting, Perennials, Full Sun, Drought tolerant
Mass planting of Catmint, Switch Grasses and coneflowers in Marshfield Island