This is located on a town owned parcel behind the left-field fence at the Ashland Middle School Baseball Field. The healing garden transforms a publicly accessed area near the Superfund site into a space for contemplation. With a local team overseen by the New England Laborers Training Academy, we have created a polychromatic sundial and a rainwater harvest table for the Ashland Public Schools science curriculum to use. Here you can retreat and consider the overall implications of the various histories, geographies, and human impact on this high ground known as Megunko Hill.
To access the garden, you can park on the MBTA access road and walk along a path behind the Baseball Field. We are currently working with the Town to create an access point on the road as well as signage along the road.
In the summer of 2017 the colored plexiglass panels were vandalized, unfortunately. If you’re interested in making a donation towards the repairs and the overall maintenance costs of this site, we have partnered with the Arts Company, a Cambridge-based non-profit that has supported this project from the outset.
Do you know someone from Ashland who has passed away from cancer? Are you interested in having a stone granite paver engraved with your loved one's name? We have a local vendor ready to create these memory stones for us!
Or are you interested in volunteering on the creation of Phase II, notably the plantings of the Public Garden elements? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below to view the stand alone website for this project