The Sargent Downing Gardens and Nursery is an all volunteer program that focuses on the areas of gardening, horticulture and civic pride while offering an education program with historical importance for children and the community. Since its inception in 2011, the Sargent Downing Gardens and Nursery has planted 11 trees throughout the City of Beacon, fixed a roof for a new Horticulural Center and provides and new form of Recreation for the City. This costs nothing to the tax payers of the city. Plantings are on main st, Memorial Park, Wee Play Playground, Green Street Park and Patriot Park. More information can be found at www.sdgardens.com. The Garden and Education Center is located on the south side of the University Settlement Park 724 Wolcott Ave (RT 9D) in Beacon, NY.