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Boston Public Garden

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Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 2 other guides
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Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-723-8144
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has...
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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So beautiful!

The gardens are a great place to stroll on a summer day. The flowers are amazing and there are lots of good photo opportunities. If you have kids, they will like the swan boats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The gardens are a great place to stroll on a summer day. The flowers are amazing and there are lots of good photo opportunities. If you have kids, they will like the swan boats. There is parking under the Boston Common, which is right next to the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park and while walking this great city, check out Boston Common, Newbury Street for nice variety of restaurants and shops

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Don't miss riding the Swan Boats on the Duck Pond at Boston Public Garden! Visit the duckling sculpture that memorializes Robert McCloskey's Caldecott winning timeless children's classic book, Make Way for Ducklings. Kids + adults pose for pics on the backs of Mama Duck and her brood. Pretty flower gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped through before we went to eat. A nice place to walk around even when there is snow on the ground. Can't wait to see it in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful park. Great for a wander after a hard days sight seeing. The squirrels are everywhere and very friendly. Thought enjoyed this park even in the snow

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This area was well maintained and it felt very safe around here both at day and night. It was a really pleasant walk even though it was covered in snow. Plenty of other things to do in the surrounding area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

All the trees are labeled with the type of tree they are. It was fun to pick out our favorites and then know exactly what kind of tree it was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A beautiful park in the middle of Boston! It was covered with snow while we were there but still was beautiful. A large area and a must see in the Boston area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a truly beautiful park with all of the weeping willows, and the old wrought iron gates. It reminds me of my childhood where I rode on the swan boat ride. Don't forget to see the bronze "ducklings".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I am in the area and I can cut through the park I do. It's beautiful stroll within the city to get a break from the city. Be sure to check out the frog pond and the make way for duckling statues. In springtime there are plenty of baby water fowl to watch.

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