Downtown Bangor
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Adopt-A-Garden / Big Dig

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Join Downtown Bangor on May 18 at 9 a.m. for the Big Dig presented by Darling’s auto group is May 18 at 9 a.m.

Since 2014 Downtown Bangor has played host to hundreds of adopt-a-gardeners transforming parks, tree pits and hardscapes into 150 micro oases, reflective of the distinctive personalities and perspectives of Greater Bangor’s individuals, businesses and organizations.

The Adopt-A-Garden program, which started with 40 plots, has gained momentum over the years, becoming a symbol of community spirit and a visual representation of the notion that downtown belongs to everybody.

Learn more about adopting a garden HERE
Choose your garden HERE
Sign up for your garden HERE
Volunteer HERE
Learn about our invasive species program HERE


The Big Dig is the day Adopt-A-Garden adopters, volunteers, passers-by, friends, and neighbors are invited to come downtown and help make our city bloom by helping to plant over 140 different gardens. Whether you have adopted a garden or just want to lend a hand for the day, you are welcome. All ages. All skill levels.

If you’d like to receive email notifications directly, please sign-up here or email for volunteer and sponsorship opportunities and other information.