Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens
787 Shawmut Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02746
In the heart of New Bedford lies the former nursery of Allen C. Haskell: six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, historic buildings, and more than half an acre of greenhouse space. With this location and array of elements, Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens provides an unrivaled opportunity for The Trustees to save precious urban green space and to engage South Coast communities through horticulture, recreation and education.
The late Allen C. Haskell, a lifelong New Bedford resident and famed horticulturalist, assembled the property over more than 30 years, creating a truly unique and successful nursery. In 2012, The Trustees stepped in at the request of the City of New Bedford to save the property from development and preserve this unique open space and cultural history for future public enjoyment in partnership with the New Bedford community.
The public gardens host a traditional New England style common, beautifully designed historic gardens, one of the oldest homes in New Bedford, and a seasonal welcome center/shop. The reservation is open for all to enjoy from sunrise to sunset each day, and is free to the public.