In the Community
Kennedy's is a proud partner for Hope in Bloom and has designed, installed or donated plants for almost a dozen gardens for breast cancer patients on the South Shore. Chris Kennedy, MCH, designed two gardens in Hingham, and one each in Cohasset, Weymouth and Sharon. Betty Greene, our landscape designer created a garden in Norwell. To donate, volunteer or see photos of all the gardens visit Hope in Bloom.
Read about one of the featured gardens here.
Our role in the communities we work and live is very important to us. Kennedy’s supplies the community with garden products and advice. We also employ many local people. We also enjoy getting involved with other projects that are win-win situation for our business, our staff and our community. Below are some of the projects we have been directly involved with that have worked out well for all involved and affected.
Scituate Roundabout – This roundabout at the intersection of Rt 123 & 3A came about after the MBTA extended its Commuter Rail service down to Greenbush in 2007. The roundabout did not come with any plans for landscaping despite the fact that it is such a high visibility area. In fact, many called it an eye-sore because the state did not mow the “grass” very often. Since the start, Kennedy’s has offered to landscape the space in exchange for a sign. In 2012, the town finally adopted the space and Kennedy’s has since adopted it from the town. Read more about this project here.
Scituate Maritime Center – This building across from Scituate Harbor, on Edward Foster Rd is an great facility with an amazing story. It was built mostly by local donations of time, money and materials. Chris Kennedy, MCH designed the landscaping and Kennedy’s donated the plants. Stop by to see this example of a seaside planting that has survived and thrived under some of the harshest conditions nature can offer.
Marshfield - Summer Street Island This "Adopt-an-Island" located in Marshfield at the intersection of 3A & Summer Street in Marshfield was designed by Chris & Bob Kennedy. Kennedy’s Country Gardens donated the materials, supplies, and installation labor. It is maintained by Seaside Gardeners. The garden is an example of a low maintenance way to beautify a space that was previously an eye-sore and maintenance issue.