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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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Ranked #3 of 218 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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Kirkwood, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Boston Public Garden. We visited on March and even then it seemed lush compared to the drab Boston Commons we were coming from. I love the statue of George Washington on horseback surrounded by beautiful flowers. There are nice paths and bridges and a large lake with weeping willows. There are swans and ducks... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It's wonderful to discover a botanical paradise in the center of a busy Metropolitan city like Boston- The plants, flowers and trees; especially the Weeping Willows and the ponds where the Swan boats take passengers under stone bridges is pure delight. And don't forget to take your children to see the mother duckling and her chicks!

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Wallingford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Love wandering around here when visiting Boston. My husband and I love to walk and spent most of our last visit to Boston walking for hours through numerous parts of Boston. The Public Gardens are lovely. It was Columbus Day weekend and we probably saw 5 brides getting their pictures taken in the Garden. Definitely visit when you are in... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit on a warm and sunny day. Beautifully kept with loads to look at. The flowers were beautiful and there are lots of places to sit and relax.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Swan boats are fun, kids like the green space. Occasionally an event with some excitement but mostly,just a place to sit and feed squirrels.

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Kellyville Sydney Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Loved this park, the squirrels are adorable, to have a park so close to downtown is wonderful. The park leads to the start of many walks around Boston.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Well kept lovely to walk through no street people harassing anywhere clean and pleasant lots of benches to sit by the lake and watch the world go by

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great area to unwind on a nice day. Nice pond, plenty of trees...without the tall buildings, you'd forget you were in a big city!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk. Beautiful park with amazing gardens and ponds. It is in the heart of the city and it is a must see!

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Plymouth, Devon, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Beautifully kept gardens and swan boats to keep everyone chilled. The weather was gorgeous and the park was being set up for a 10km run, but the traffic and everyone were kept well inofrmed by the park attendants who do a great job.

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