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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #5 of 206 attractions in Boston
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Type: Parks, Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Doesn't matter whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter - visiting Boston common is always a delight. So much happens there throughout the year. Always fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Public Gardens is a delight for locals as well as out of town visitors. There are the Swan Boats, a summer tradition that I still do even though my child is grown. Inexpensive and a wonderful way to take a breather and still be doing something special. The monuments are works of art and telling Boston's story and the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

truly a gem that residents and tourists alike will enjoy. no matter which season you visit the garden exudes old boston character. spring and fall are the most colorful, summer lush and a cool oasis when the temperature soars. even in winter with snow the garden is a tranquil spot between the back bay and downtown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was our first trip to Boston. One of my daughters moved there two months earlier. My other daughter, husband and I dragged "Boston" daughter all over Boston seeing the sights and living the history. So much history! The Old North Church, Paul Revere's house, the Freedom Trail, the USS Constitution. I loved it. Then we found the ducks. Minnesota... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Public Garden is beautiful at any time of the year. There are flowers blooming from spring through fall. On a warm weekend day you will almost always see a few wedding parties getting their picture taken, people playing guitars or other instruments , and little kids sitting on the duckling statues. There are other statues as well, some depicting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best small parks in Boston. I do suggest you go there when in Boston. Do not forget to visit the bronze ducklings. If here in April check out the beautiful Cherry trees as well as the other beautiful trees and flowers. No fee for above but a small fee to ride the Swan Boats in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Boston Public Garden - not gardens - is the city's answer to Central Park. Boston has a lot of greenspace, including the Esplanade along the Charles River. But the Public Garden is a formal space, with walkways, historic statuary and the city's best plantings of seasonal flowers.. Spring is its best time! The Public Garden is also home to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This time of year the willow trees are starting to turn green, the flowers have just been planted, and spring is starting to take hold. The Public Garden is a wonderful spot to sit and read, people watch, or just get away from the city noise and relax for a few minutes. Regardless of the season, this is as close... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

this is so much fun for kids- to see the make Way For Ducklings Ducks- every child loves the ducks they jump right on board

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of Boston's gems. It's a vast park area, with plenty of places to enjoy crowds or get lost and relax alone. There's the Swan Boat rides which is a nice take for kids, some nice playgrounds for kids, wide variety of wildlife and plants....just a cool place to hang out in Boston.

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