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Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens (FRTG) had its third annual Garden Party  6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, to celebrate this historic garden near Arlington Center and to raise funds to continue to improve it. 

The event took place at the gardens themselves, between the Robbins Library and Town Hall, 700 Mass. Ave. Tickets were $55 per person. 

For more information and to purchase tickets for the party, were able to visit Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens.  

 FRTG raises funds to pay for repairs to garden features such as the pumping system for the fountain and reflecting pool, and to restore plantings that were part of the historic site featuring an Olmsted Brothers design, a news release said.

The Robbins sisters themselves hired the brothers in 1938 to create the design still preserved today. FRTG members also participate in spring and fall garden cleanups plus general garden maintenance during the summer months.  logo for FRTG

FRTG is a nonprofit organization that started a decade ago for the purpose of restoring and maintaining the nearly century-old Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden. It works with officials of the town manager’s office and the Arlington Historical Commission to preserve, restore and maintain these gardens.

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This news announcement was published Sunday, June 2, 2024, based on information from JoAnn Robinson of Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens, and updated  Monday, June 3, to add an image of the event flyer. It was updated late Saturday, June 8, 2024, to note that the event had concluded.