RGP web photo 2016

Rose Garden Party

The Rose Garden Party, chaired by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ms. Lorrie Higgins, is an annual fundraiser that benefits year-round programs in City of Boston parks and allows thousands of children and families to enjoy arts, science, and fitness programs as well as special events in their neighborhoods. Now in its 20th year, the annual Rose Garden Party has become one of Boston's signature events. Please join us!

The event is sold-out. Thank you for your interest.

If you would like to make a contribution, please submit a check payable to The Fund for Parks and Recreation in Boston to:

Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Attention: Events and Development Director
1010 Massachusetts Avenue - 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118

​Thank you for your interest and support.

Event Information

20th Annual Rose Garden Party
Monday, June 13, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
Kelleher Rose Garden
Park Drive and Agassiz Road
Back Bay Fens (opposite the MFA)

Download the 2016 Rose Garden Party invitation

About the Event

The Rose Garden Party is an elegant evening social event which raises money for a series of free participatory and performing arts events and workshops throughout Boston’s parks

Attendees: Boston’s business, arts, community, and philanthropic leaders

Cause: proceeds from the ticketed event directly fund free programming in neighborhood parks throughout the city

Committee: Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ms. Lorrie Higgins serve as Honorary Event Co-Chairs of the Rose Garden Committee, which is comprised of arts institution directors, business leaders, university presidents, and supporters of children’s enrichment programming, all of whom support increased awareness of the arts in our community

Fare: passed hors d’oeuvres, buffet and complimentary libations

Features: live entertainment with a spirited, creative hat contest in a garden party setting, live and silent auction, en plein air painting demonstration

Venue: the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens when 3,000 rose bushes are at peak bloom