Boston Public Garden

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Boston Public Garden
4.5
Parks • Gardens
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This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden.
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1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
How to get there
  • Arlington • 7 min walk
  • Boylston • 7 min walk
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SJ S
7 contributions
May 2022
You can spend time just sitting in the shade or walking around. The Information Center is located adjacent to the park in Boston Commons, a good place to stop in for information.
Written 18 May 2022
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DJH35
Jacksonville, FL168 contributions
May 2022
Walked the public gardens our first morning in Boston. Found the ducking statues, George Washington and found the Frog Pond (no water at this time but a shallow concrete "pool". I liked that the trees had labels on them.
Written 15 May 2022
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ekelleman88
Hammond, IN144 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
A great place to go for a walk on a nice day. There is a pond, some statues, and lots of trails criss crossing the park. And it's right near the start of the Freedom Trail.
Written 6 May 2022
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XSki007
New Jersey1,171 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
I was impressed with the entire city - green pockets everywhere and the streets are extremely well kept.
My first non business visit.
This space is special and it does a lot to add to the character and charm of the city.
Written 28 April 2022
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Jack L
East Syracuse, NY768 contributions
Sep. 2021
Public Garden is located next to the Boston Common separated with Charles Street. The Garden is about 1/3 the size of the Common, that doesn't mean there is not enough sites to view. The following is what I photographed: the George Washington statue, statues Tadcusz Koseiusk- a Polish officer during the American Revolutionary Waron the patriot side-Wendell Phillips & Charles Sumner followed with he Ethen Monument-the Garden's tallest structure. One exhibit is the 9/11 In Peaseful REmembrance- which is about the people of Boston who's lives were taken from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New York City.

The Garden's center has the Duck Pond also known was the lagoon-which houses the Duck Island & Swan Boats where can ride. About the midway mrk is the Suspenion Bridge that leads weat to east.

What I missed was 'Make Way For Ducklings'- sculptures of bronze ducks- and the Bagheer Foundation. If a visitor walks west-pass the George Washington statue-cross Arlington Street, there will encounter a walkway between two Commonwealth Avenue that run west & east the staue of Alexander Hamilton.

What does the Garden over over the Common, the color of gree. Yes the Common has green, however the Garden's green is more green, sculptures bushs & tall circlar bushy trees and very colorful flowers. A garden surrounds the the Garden's greatest site-George Washington on horse bck, mounted on a large base.

PARKING.
The only parking is the Boston Parking Garage off Charles St. The garage is an underground three level facility. If using a GPS unit, use 4 Charles Street, Boston, MA , 02116. The zip code is the most important park of the address. If a visitor does park here, remember which level they park on: TOP, MIDDLE & LOWER and the space number. I walked about 15 minutes before locating my vehicle.

A visit is highly recommended. My visit lasted over an hour. Time spent will depend what a visitor views & reads.
Written 10 April 2022
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Chris W
London, UK174 contributions
Apr. 2022
Beautifully kept, well designed park/gardens, moving tribute to 9/11 in the memorial garden. Lots of walkways around the lake to enjoy the nature
Written 10 April 2022
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ladodgerone
Los Angeles, CA669 contributions
Aug. 2021
Love the Common, so expansive and a great place to walk with the family. Make sure to see the duck parade statues!
Written 22 March 2022
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Mikhael DH
Montreal, Canada11 contributions
Dec. 2021
Lovely park right in the middle of the city of Boston. Much nicer than Boston Common, worth going there before starting the Freedom Trail. The lake in the middle of the park is full of animals and surrounded by benches.
Written 5 December 2021
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Kree
Baltimore, MD112 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Beautiful park. We all enjoyed the view so much. Our young cousins loved to run around. Unfortunately a lil bit chilly so couldn’t stay longer.
Written 1 December 2021
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,863 contributions
Nov. 2021
My wife, daughter, two friends and I walked around the Boston Public Garden and I went back two more times by myself in November 2021. It is a beautiful place. There is a foot bridge over a pond. Since I have walked around here during the spring and summer there are flowers and swan boats. But not during the fall. Besides the foot bridge and the pond, there are many benches where you can sit and relax. And there is also a statue of George Washington on a horse. The Boston Public Garden leads out to Commonwealth Avenue, Newbury Street and Boylston Avenue and Back Bay. In the other direction it leads out to Boston Common.
Written 30 November 2021
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