We are developing our private wheelchair-accessible gardens for future enjoyment and therapeutic benefit of people in our community affected by long-term illness and disability. This is a long-term, life-long project for us.
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Rest. Stop. Ranch feels surprisingly remote, yet it is so close! Located in the center of Boston’s North Shore communities, one mile from highway I-95, the sanctuary is just a few miles from the area’s conservation lands including the Ipswich River Audobon Wildlife Sanctuary, Bradley Palmer State Park, Willowdale State Forest, Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, and Boxford State Forest. Drive twenty minutes to Crane Beach, Ipswich, Newburyport or Beverly.

Thirty-five minutes from Boston/Charlestown and Logan Airport. Allow for more time during traffic hours.

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  • Morning Report: Hyacinths Peak

    Orange Hyacinths in the Ornamental Tree & Shrub Garden

    Oriental Hyacinths and Early Daffodils are peaking now in the garden. Crocuses and Rock Iris have taken a final bow. Our next “Memory Café in the Garden” Events will be in May – Mother’s Day Weekend – Saturday and Sunday (better wheelchair access). Save one of these dates to capture some beautiful family photos. On […]

  • Crocuses, Rock Iris, Daffodils Begin

    Crocuses in Ornamental Tree & Shrub Garden

    Yesterday was a crazy warm day! We burned three brush piles despite the heat, spread lots of compost, and planted a deciduous azalea nursery in the Secret Garden. Memory Café in the Garden is this Saturday, 10am – 12pm! We need volunteers, age 14+ to help with: ~ Hospitality Hosts ~ Horticulture Helpers ~ Event […]

  • Opening Day ~ Memory Café in the Garden! 2017

    Crocuses are Blooming

    Tomorrow, Saturday morning, 10am – 12pm, 4/8/17, please join us for the Opening Day of our 2017 Accessible Gardens Season! This is the first year we are offering The Memory Cafe´in the Garden, most Saturdays, 10am – 12pm, from April through end of October. Our outdoor Memory Café is the first and presently the only […]