The reconstruction of this beautiful park was a combination of park enhancements and environmental restoration. The park project involved the installation of new drainage throughout the park, the placement of fill and grading of the park, new paths, lighting, benches, landscaping, stonework, brickwork and other amenities. It also included dredging of Town Brook, the lowering of the Water Street weir to improve fish passage and the planting of native wetland plants and the establishment of pool and riffles and a point bar within Town Brook to improve fisheries habitat.
Town Brook, is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) stream running through Brewster Gardens that provided drinking water to the Pilgrims who made their homes adjacent to the brook on Leyden Street. Town Brook's headwaters are the Billington Sea, a 269-acre (109 ha) freshwater pond. The brook passes through numerous small ponds, such as Deep Water Pond. It also passes by The Plimoth Grist Mill at Jenney Pond and the Brewster Gardens before emptying into Plymouth Harbor. A nature trail runs along the entire length of the brook.
Created in the early 1920s, the park covers the original garden plot that was granted to Elser William Brewster in 1620. Located in the park is bronze statue, The Pilgrim Maiden by Henry Hudson Kitson (1922) and a stainless steel sculpture honoring Plymouth’s immigrant settlers from 1700 to 2000, The Immigrant Memorial by artist Barney Zeitz (2001).
If you would like to use Brewster Gardens for a wedding and/ or taking wedding pictures, please contact the Town of Plymouth Parks Department at 508-830-4081 ext. 112 or 116.