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Spring Work Days

We're spreading mulch on Saturday, May 20th at 9am-noon. Please click on Volunteer Opportunities for more information.


Interested in Serving on the Board?

If you are interested in helping to guide Blair Street Gardens of the next season, please consider joining the Board. Responsibilities include 1-3 meetings a year plus being available for input by e-mail. Or, if you prefer, you can participate on an informal basis. Contact if you are interested.


We're Done!

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on September 28, 2016

The new garden design at the Gateway Garden on the northeast side of the intersection of Blair Street and John Nolen Drive, in front of the Gateway Mall, is done. The new hardscape includes paths, a patio, retaining walls, and stone benches. Raised beds have been planted with trees and perennial grasses. The gravel garden is installed and planted. A wooden bench has been installed. Transformed from a formal garden into a small park, it's a welcoming destination for bicyclists and pedestrians. Our plans were highlighted at For more information, see our Gateway Redesign page. For photos, please see our Gateway Photo Gallery.

Consider memorializing a loved one by purchasing a tree or bench. Click here for details.

If you would like to contribute, please go to our Donate to the Gardens page.

If you have any questions about the Gardens, please contact us at


Thank You to our 2016 Donors!

Thank you to our 2016 donors! For more information, visit our Gateway Redesign page.


The Blair Street Gardens Committee, Inc.

The Blair Street Gardens Committee, Inc. was formed in 1985 to create and maintain the public gardens at the Blair Street/John Nolen Drive intersection in downtown Madison. We have three garden areas:

  • The Gateway Garden on Williamson Street (in front of the Gateway Mall and across from Machinery Row Bikes)
  • Wilson Green on E. Wilson Street (next to the Crowley Pumping Station and across from The Cardinal Bar)
  • MGE Garden on S. Blair Street (next to the MGE Building)

Drawing of Blair Street Gardens


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