About 29 volunteers from Wentworth Institute along with Friends of Leverett Pond and High Street Hill Association neighbors planted beds at Allerton Overlook and opposite Brook House on September 3, 2004. Facilitated by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and coordinated by Gabrielle Stebbins, Brookline Park Ranger, about 200 shrubs were planted. Varieties included Potentilla (Shrubby cinquefoil), Oakleaf Hydrangea, Clethra (Summersweet), Snowberry and Viburnum. Beds were weeded, tilled, planted and fertilized. The Allerton Overlook is irrigated, so there is a high likelihood of survival.