Wed-Fri: 4pm - 10pm
Sat: 11am - 10pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm
LAST DAY OF SERVICE IS 3/25!
Last call in the Garden is 45 minutes before close!
ABOUT THE GARDEN AT THE SUBSTATION
Trillium Garden is our growing initiative to cultivate temporary seasonal spaces in which to enjoy our beer.
This season, we are planting roots at the historic Substation building in Roslindale Village. History, community, and impeccable craftsmanship are all evident in this special space. We are beyond honored to bloom at the Substation this winter.
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Upcoming events in the substation:
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Garden at the substation GENERAL FAQ
The Trillium Garden at the Substation is located at 4228 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131 on the corner of Cummins Highway and across the street from Adams Park (Roslindale Village). The main entrance is on Washington Street, up a short flight of stairs on the right while facing the building. We also have a ADA accessible entrance around the back of the building off of Cummins Highway (follow the ramp, and use elevator once inside).
There are designated bike lanes on each of Roslindale's main streets: Washington Street, South Street, Corinth, and Belgrade Avenue. Bike lanes provide direct access to bike paths for the Emerald Necklace, Southwest Corridor, Franklin Park, and Forest Hills Cemetery.
The Commuter Rail stop at Roslindale Village on the Needham Line is about a three minute walk from the Trillium Garden at the Substation. The Commuter Rail runs every hour or so on off hours; approximately every twenty minutes during peak hours. Please check the schedule on the MBTA website, and remember to plan ahead and check times for your return trip as well. There is no Commuter Rail service on Sundays.
In addition to the Commuter Rail, the Trillium Garden at the Substation is also accessible from the Forest Hills stop on the Orange Line. A 24 minute walk or a five minute bus ride on one of the many routes that run down Washington Street (14, 30, 32, 34, 34E, 35, 37, 38, 40, 50, & 51). Check out the MBTA website for bus schedules.
We are conveniently located on the corner of Washington Street and Cummins Highway. GPS will steer you the right way. If you’re planning to enjoy a pour or more in the Trillium Garden at the Substation, please be responsible and share the trip with your designated driver!
There are two nearby municipal parking lots: a four minute walk to the Roslindale Village commuter rail stop (pay to park, only $4.00), or a two minute walk to the Taft Hill Municipal Lot (free, enter on Taft Hill Terrace off of South Street).
Street parking on Cummins Highway and the surrounding streets is also free! We are located in a residential neighborhood, so please be respectful when parking and leaving.
what kind of identification do you accept?
The Trillium Garden at the Substation requires one of these valid identifications to be served: Passport, State Issued ID, Domestic Driver’s License, and/or Military ID cards.
Every person who wants to drink beer will be required to show their valid identification. Whether you’re a great grandparent or a college student, ID is required for beer service.
I HAVE A LARGE GROUP COMING IN AND WOULD LIKE TO SET SOMETHING UP, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
We're happy to host your group! We book both private and semi-private events: to learn more, please fill out our PRIVATE EVENT REQUEST FORM.
CAN I make a reservation?
The Substation space is available for private and semi-private events! If you are interested in learning more please fill out our PRIVATE EVENT REQUEST FORM. However, we are unable to take table reservations. Due to limited space and capacity, all tables are first come first serve.
WHAT BEERS ARE YOU POURING?
At any given time, we have 8-10 rotating draft selections all from Trillium Brewing Company. To see what is on for today, please scroll up on this page to where it says “Garden Draft List”.
DO you have anything to drink besides beer?
We always have tap water for our patrons, but feel free to bring in any other non-alcoholic beverages to drink.
DO YOU SERVE FOOD?
While we do not serve food on site, we often bring in food vendors to serve in the space. You are also more than welcome to bring in your own food or order in from any of the delicious nearby restaurants. For a full list of nearby restaurants, click here.
DO YOU SELL BEER TO TAKE HOME?
The Trillium Garden at the Substation sells beer for on site consumption only(sorry no cans or growler fills). If you are interested in picking up some beer to take home with you, our Canton brewery is a 30 minute drive away and sells cans, bottles, and growlers. We also have a brewery in the Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston which is another 30 minute drive away in the opposite direction.
WILL you sell me a keg?
Sorry, we do not sell kegs to the public at this time.
Are you kid/DOG friendly?
Children are always welcome but unfortunately we can't allow canine friends into the Substation.
do you have restrooms?
Yep! We have ADA accessible restrooms located on the bottom floor of the building (accessible via stairs or elevator from the beer hall).
does the trillium garden at the substation have wifi?
Yes we do! Feel free to come in to do some work while enjoying some beer.
this is a cool building–what did it used to be?
The Roslindale Substation was built in 1911 as part of the Boston Elevated Railway Company’s then revolutionary alternating electric current power system. The Substation is one of six nearly identical converter substations built in and around Boston at that time. It has been vacant since the 1970s, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more about the redevelopment of the Roslindale Substation here.
WHEN will you close down for the season?
The exact date of closing is to be decided, but we're hoping to stay open through winter and into spring. Stay tuned to our social media, we’ll post closing updates there.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
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Street parking on Cummins Highway and the surrounding streets is ample and free! We are located in a residential neighborhood, so please be respectful when parking and leaving.
If you are having trouble finding street parking there are two nearby municipal parking lots: a four minute walk to the Roslindale Village commuter rail stop (pay to park), or a two minute walk to the Taft Hill Municipal Lot (free, enter on Taft Hill Terrace off of South Street).