Boston-based Copley Wolff Design Group has been selected to lead the landscape design on restoration of the garden at the Old North Church.
The project will enlarge the garden’s entrance, add trees and historically-significant plantings and increase seating capacity. A large glass and water feature will be installed and engraved with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.”
The Garden Club of America awarded a $30,000 grant to the Beacon Hill Garden Club for the project, which supplements a larger grant proposal by the Beacon Hill organization. The funding will enable the project to begin this fall, with a goal of completion prior to the church’s 300th anniversary in 2022.
“Upon its completion, our collaborative design process will create a garden that supports Old North Church’s mission, and establish an environment with historical and educational value for the city of Boston,” Sean Sanger, principal at Copley Wolff Design Group, said in a statement.