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Public Garden

Arlington Street and Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.5 out of 5
28 member's reviews
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  • 86%
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  • 75%
    Local Culture
  • 75%
    Budget Travelers
  • 69%
    Students
  • 69%
    Backpackers
  • 56%
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  • 56%
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    Shivangi
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Locals love this place. In Summers , you will find people jogging here , sitting around chatting, reading a book, Sailing on Charles or just sitting around. Watching the sunset .Its one of the best parts of living in Boston. You can see the sailing clubs across the River, the MIT campus in Cambrdige

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    Boston Duck Tours
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Our Public Garden was established in 1837 and is now the oldest public botanical garden in the United States. The famous Swan Boats have been carrying passengers on the pond since 1877. There are countless varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowers in the garden, along with statues and monuments. The most magnificent is the statue of George Washington just inside the Arlington Street gate. But the most popular are Nancy Schon's statues of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings from Robert McCloskey's children's book, Make Way For Ducklings.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Julia
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    5 Jan 17, 2014

    Prettiest place in Boston!

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    Jenny Weiss
    4 Oct 20, 2013

    Beautiful place to walk around; take a ride on the swan boats in the summer!

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersGreen TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Therese B
    5 Jun 02, 2013
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    Lucas Alves
    3 Mar 03, 2013

    Visited during the winter, no lagoon or boats. Still nice, though.

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    Sandra Strain
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Public Garden in Boston

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    Nicola Jones
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Be sure to take a picnic here on a sunny day.from the delicious local delicatessens.....awesome

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    Michael Baker
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Nice peaceful garden. Reminds me of Portland, OR.

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    Jackie Derringer
    5 Jul 01, 2012
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Description:

The official children’s book of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, “Make Way For Ducklings” by Robert McClosksy, tells the story of a pair of mallards looking for the right place to raise their clutch of fluffy ducks. They find it in the first commissioned public gardens in the Untied States, the Public Gardens in Boston; located just across Charles Street from Boston Commons. And why wouldn’t you want to raise your family here? Blazes of blooming floral color and arboreal greens decorate the tranquil space. It’s home to the Frog Pond, where you can cool off in the hot summer months or skate on in the winter. For more than 130 years, the Swan Boats have been offering up fun and romantic rides that are an essential part of the Boston experience. That mallard family was in good company as well; about 120 different avian species (including mallards) have been identified within the 24 acres.
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