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Our Mission

We are a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to restore, re-build and sustain the Gardens and the unique Victorian style Grapery to their original splendor. Additionally our goal is to re-establish these resources as a center for education, gardening and gardeners in the greater Bennington area.

 Along with the renovation of the Gardens and Grapery, our commitment is to create a garden where community will grow alongside flowers, grapes, herbs and pumpkins.

Supported by local contributions and grants to further these efforts, the Friends of the Hiland Hall Gardens offer healthy eating, gardening, and nutrition classes for elementary school children and summer gardening internships for young adults.


The work we are doing in the Hiland Hall Gardens and Grapery compliments the Lucien Hanks Community Gardens, the Park McCullough Gardens and Grounds, The Mile Around Woods Walk ( the Fund for North Bennington) and the entire gardening community benefits from the valuable shared lessons we all learn, growing and nurturing gardens.

To become a volunteer, make a donation to support our work, or for information about how to get your organization involved, please contact us by email at: