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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,435 reviews)
“beautiful park” (480 reviews)
“duck statues” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Downtown
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+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If I was a tourist I would be disappointed, but I have been going here for years. Professional gardeners have been pruning this garden for years and it shows. The design is subdued. The trees are well shaped, The flowers are varied and well tended....More

Thank JohnKappa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Relaxing space stuff to escape the hustle and noise but can be used while moving from one spot to another. The swan boats look charming out on the water.

Thank PrufrockOTG
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great place to relax in some fabulous June weather. Really Spacious with lots of places to sit and unwind. Some great food stalls too for you to enjoy together with the duck family.

Thank catherine p
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the best things in Boston and it is free. If you want to really relax and enjoy nature, this is the place. It is centrally located in the center of the city.

Thank MeWall
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice for a stroll or jog. Many ducks and squirrels. Some geese. Swan boats seem ok but wish it was individual boats instead. Worth visiting but not main focus of Boston.

Thank Victor S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Taking a free tour of the Boston Public Garden was terrific. Lead by volunteers of The Friends of the Public Garden, the tour lasts about 1 hour. Learn all about the unusual trees, plants and stunning statutes and monuments. Don't forget to get on the...More

Thank Cassandragordon
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are here in June so the flowers that look like giant lollipops are in bloom. Lots of ducks swimming. Beautiful trees. Different parts of the park offer different views. Bridges, water, the swan boats or just chill.

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When you go take your time, small but worth it, and the surroundings make it an even more memorable experience.

Thank Roadrunner383
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just magical.Spend the whole day at the park.It’s unique beauty will mesmerize you.At the heart of the city center,with various activities going on it is as tranquil and calm as it is entertaining.You can do the swan boat tour,take pictures with the George Washington monument,walk...More

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very fun to walk through. The Bronze duck statues are from a children's book. It's very well manicured.

Thank Marknaz2015
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Nearby
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
...More
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Tonifaj
October 6, 2017|
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Response from drarthurbloom | Reviewed this property |
But NOT on the Gardens themselves
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Randy A
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Jetset18MelM | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are vendors within the walking paths of the park. Right across the street there are coffee shops, fast food, restaurants, pizza you can see from Boston Common. Lots of choices.
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Steve H
September 7, 2017|
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Response from Dragonfly972 | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking around the perimeter of the gardens. Also, the Boston Common Garage is underground parking beneath Boston Common (right next to Boston Public Garden)
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