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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an entrance fee?

There is no entrance fee but donations are greatly appreciated and all proceeds are used to support the maintenance of the gardens.

May I bring my dog to walk on the Bridge?

We admit service dogs only, as protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. We do not allow pets or therapy animals on the Bridge or in the entrance areas. NOTE: Please do not leave pets in vehicles while walking the Bridge, especially in summer months.


Are weddings permitted on the Bridge?

Yes, with the following stipulations:

  1. Interested parties must notify the Water Commission (413-625-6392) and contact the Bridge Committee in advance of the date of the ceremony;

  2. Attendees cannot include more than the bride and groom and immediate family members/witnesses (no larger than parties of 7).

  3. The Bridge is a public space; therefore, the ceremony cannot impede access to the Bridge path for other visitors

  4. The ceremony must be scheduled either very early in the morning or in the late afternoon or early evening

Is it possible to scatter ashes of a beloved departed one on the Bridge?

The Water Commission and the Bridge of Flowers Committee prohibit the scattering of human (or pet) remains on the Bridge and in the entrance areas. 

Learn more about Visiting the Bridge.

Other Questions? Contact us.

Bride and Groom
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