Just across Charles Street from the Boston Common, Public Garden is elegantly landscaped with flower beds, lagoons, walking ... More
Just across Charles Street from the Boston Common, Public Garden is elegantly landscaped with flower beds, lagoons, walking paths and statues, including a notable monument of George Washington on a horse. You can watch couples posing for their wedding photos every summer weekend. The children's story Make Way for Ducklings took place here, and there is a popular sculpture of the ducklings in the northeast corner of the park. A ride in the famous Swan Boats is an essential experience for any visitor.
Definitely check out the Garden - it's one of my favorite parts of the city. In the spring it's covered in tulips (beautiful!) - during the summer it's a great place to enjoy some of the little greenery Boston has to offer. It's right in the heart of the city, bordered by the theater district, Downtown Crossing, and Beacon Hill. Take a ride on the swan boats, or just relax and people-watch. It's a wonderful little oasis from the city.
The Public Gardens are absolutely beautiful! I was stunned that a public area could have such amazing flowers and plants. This garden is well mapped out with plenty of places to sit and relax. There is a lake with swan rides that many people enjoy, but don't plan on being able to throw a frisbee or anything like that because there are plenty of "keep off the grass" areas.
Along with the flora, there are many statues (I know, I know, there is a statue in almost every corner of Boston) but the George Washington statue is famous and really cool to see. The Public Garden is located across the street from the Boston Common, but it is not filled with homeless people and litter like the Common is. We spent a whole afternoon here (and we're in our early 20s) then went shopping in a nearby district.
We highly recommend planning to spend a couple of afternoon hours here. Best of all...it's free!
I like this place because was the first place that I visited when I was in the USA, afther to this place I went with my boyfriends and he promess me that he promised me that he would make a castle for my in that place like christman gift. I will go again in DEcember to see if this is reality.
We have to go again. It was so beautiful. We had a lovely picnic lunch there and it was so relaxing. The grounds are amazing. Staff was always working and making the park lovely for all. They were helpful
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