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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 207 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We took a walk through the public garden and watched the swan boats on their first day, which was really pretty. Also worth getting a snap of the cute ducks from the Boston based kiddies story.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I love the Public Garden. It is smaller than the Common but has wonderful flowers and trees. It makes for a beautiful stroll thru the grounds especially as the sun is setting. There are a few monuments with notations of dedication, but it is the garden itself that is the true gem. Make sure you visit the golden ducks, a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The gardens are across the road from the Boston Common, right in the middle of downtown Boston. It has a large lake in the middle where you can take some sort of small paddle boat. The place just teems with families, people walking dogs, people just sitting and enjoying the sun and space or throwing frisbees so kicking a ball... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Stay on this side--the Boston Common is more Urban and filled with street people some families may be uncomfortable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk, to sit and people-watch and to generally work up an appetite for any of numerous bars and restaurants nearby. Close by great shopping and great sight-seeing, this place is remarkable in that it can be fairly crowded and fairly serene at the same time. Maybe the environment brings out the best in people.

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Northford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend in Boston. We spent most of our time in the public garden.. It is just beautiful. It's a great place to relax, you could walk for miles and everywhere you look, you see beauty.. A great weekend getaway..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The park has some of the most unique trees I've ever seen. I was able to take some fantastic photos of them. Of course the famous ducks from Make Way for Ducklings made it worth the time. I use to read that book to my kids and read it too my students as well. I was able to take some... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Such a lovely place in the middle of the city where you can just relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Beautiful ponds, flowerbeds, bridges, trees and cute birds. Great place to spend time for free and for having a break!

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Belmont,Ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This. Is a. Very. Nice place to walk w kids, people watch, boats. Are so fun if you have small. Kids, & have read make way for ducklings! See all the bronze. Ducks, take a ride for 3. For adults,1.50 for kids. ,can't wait to take my G.kids!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I walk in the public garden every day at lunchime and still find it a real treat. The wonderful old trees, the public art, the pond and during the summer the wonderful flowers and shrubs.

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