A meticulously maintained park in the middle of the city, Boston Public Garden features swan-ornamented pedal boats and the world's shortest suspension bridge. The park, America's oldest public garden (established in 1837 by philanthropist Horace Gray), showcases permanent plantings that include roses, bulbs, and shrubs. As you stroll through the 10 hectare (24 acre) garden, notice the weeping willows, elms, horse chestnuts, dawn redwoods, and ginkgo trees lining the main pathways. Before you leave, stop by the equestrian statue of George Washington, a popular photo op near the west exit of the park. Just to the north of the garden, you can also visit the "Cheers" bar, made famous by the 1980s television sitcom. Add Boston Public Garden to your Boston travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boston online travel route builder.
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Boston Public Garden reviews
This big park is right in the middle of downtown and offers a welcome respite in the busy city. Lots of history here and statues and plaques to tell you about it. Well-landscaped. more »
A lovely garden full of flowers and statues! Along (and next to) the Boston Common, this area is a must-see when visiting Boston. It is so well maintained and the perfect place to relax. You can take.... more »
Wow so pretty! Lots of people on a nice day but not loud or noisy at all. Very peaceful romantic and well kept. Could easily calm the mind here which is unique in the heart of the city! Great place to wander around solo
Beautiful. Amazing that this is in the middle of a bustling metro area. Staff told me this was started in 1942 as part of the Victory Garden Movement. There is a waiting list. You have to be a city resident. Cost is very reasonable. Plot is decent sized. Water hookups to each plot.
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