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A meticulously maintained park in the middle of the city, Boston Public Garden features swan-ornamented pedal boats and the world's shortest suspension bridge. The park, America's oldest public garden (established in 1837 by philanthropist Horace Gray), showcases permanent plantings that include roses, bulbs, and shrubs. As you stroll through the 10 hectare (24 acre) garden, notice the weeping willows, elms, horse chestnuts, dawn redwoods, and ginkgo trees lining the main pathways. Before you leave, stop by the equestrian statue of George Washington, a popular photo op near the west exit of the park. Just to the north of the garden, you can also visit the "Cheers" bar, made famous by the 1980s television sitcom. Add Boston Public Garden to your Boston travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boston online travel route builder.
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Boston Public Garden reviews
All the parks we walked through in Boston were nice, including this one. The iconic swan boats were here and several historical statues. I thought the grounds were kept beautifully for a town that...
All the parks we walked through in Boston were nice, including this one. The iconic swan boats were here and several historical statues. I thought the grounds were kept beautifully for a town that... more »
Before you come here, grab or look up a copy of the delightful children's book "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey. The book is every bit as charming today as it was when it was released...
Before you come here, grab or look up a copy of the delightful children's book "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey. The book is every bit as charming today as it was when it was released... more »
Serene park with beautiful views of the city and surrounding community. It's a great place to set up for a morning workout or yoga session. Lots of sculptures to view and amazing landscaping. Very quiet in the morning. Gets very busy as the day goes by. Take a ride in the Swan Boats which are a landmark of the Public Garden's since 1877.
Absolutely beautiful. If I lived in Boston, I would come here regularly. With it being the end of April, pretty much everything is in bloom. The tulips were gorgeous. Loved all of the trees. Coming here has made me want to redo my yard. Love that it is within steps of the Green Line. It’s a must if you are visiting, but also if you live here.
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