The gardens still exist. https://www.localgardener.net/pages.php?lang=en&page=articles&action=view&vid=211 has more pictures and current information.
Downtown street scene in Sudbury, 1981. I'm afraid I don't know exactly where this is. If anyone can identify the location, please comment. I liked the painted wall, a common method of identifying buildings (and advertising the owner's goods and services) from the latter half of the 1800s until the mid-1900s. By the 1980s, such walls were rare.
Here you can see some children listening for the train, which had disappeared behind the trees in the background. The train wasn't heavy enough to squash pennies, unfortunately.