The Freedom Garden

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Phase I of the Freedom Garden is now complete. We have created a botanical garden where flowers and plants will consistently bloom throughout the seasons and create a habitat for butterflies and bees. Phase II of the Freedom Garden, will showcase an honorarium wall with your memorialized bricks. The bricks pay tribute to the stories of the Veterans who made a difference in the lives of others. Please consider purchasing an engraved memorial brick to honor a military loved one. Funds from all brick sales will go directly to maintain the garden. In order to begin work on this second phase, our goal is to solidify sponsorship of 250 bricks from the community.

We are looking forward to unveiling at the 2023 Poppy Picnic!  

See below instructions to purchase a brick.

Memorial Brick Information: 

  • Cost is $125 per brick. 

  • Memorial Bricks are 4" x 8" (????? is this correct??) 

  • Each brick will include two customizable lines with a maximum of 15 characters per line including spaces & punctuation. 

  • Please note, customizations including inappropriate language or profanities will not be accepted. 

  • All bricks will be placed randomly within the wall design. 

  • Bricks may be purchased either online with the link below, or with a check made out to “City of Watertown”.

    • If you choose to pay by check, please include the following on the memo line:

      •  "Memorial Brick"

      •  The primary contact from your order form

  • You may submit your order forms online, or mail them to us at The Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave. Watertown, MA 02472. 

Click here for Submission Form

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Looking for other ways to help? 


We also welcome monetary donations through The Friends of the Mansion,

 or sign up for our mailing list to stay informed on future volunteer opportunities.