Bridge of Flowers News
Bridge of Flowers Gardener Becomes U.S. Citizen
Assistant Gardener, Elliston Bingham, originally from Jamaica, became a U.S. citizen in 2020 and we are very proud of him. Read about his accomplishment in the Greenfield Recorder.
Holiday Lights, 2020
The Bridge of Flowers will spring to life in the dark winter season, beginning on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 when new lights and decorations and a “nature tree” will be officially “lit,” thanks to a grant to the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) from the MassDevelopment Commonwealth Places Program. For more information, click here.
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The garden shed, with its beautiful stained-glass window, was built several years ago with funds donated by generous visitors and Friends of the Bridge. It houses the garden tools used by the Head Gardener and Assistant Gardener as well as the volunteers who call themselves the Blossom Brigade.
90th Anniversary of the Bridge of Flowers
In 2019, the Bridge of Flowers marked its 90th anniversary on Saturday, October 5, with a community-wide celebration that opened with a festive parade of children across the Bridge, led by the Shelburne Falls Military Band. The old-fashioned birthday party featured a display of art work of the Bridge done by local artists as well as tributes from state legislators and community leaders. The Bridge is widely regarded as the oldest example of a re-purposed structure in the country and continues to rely almost entirely on volunteer support.
A Franklin Favorite
The Bridge of Flowers was recognized as Franklin Favorite tourist attraction three years in a row (2018, 2019, and 2020) in a contest sponsored by the Greenfield Recorder.