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Public Garden, Boston: 55 reviews and 134 photos

  Richie and the boys on the bridge in the park
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  • Richie and the boys on the bridge in the park - Boston
      Richie and the boys on the bridge in the park
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      Boston Public Garden
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A huge misconception about the Boston Public Garden is that it and the Boston Common are part of the same entity, when in fact they are not. The garden came about in 1837 as a result of the swampy area being filled in. The garden is oranmental in design with many different varieties of flowers, trees and other plants. One of the favorite attractions in the garden is the swan boats which have been cruising the garden's pond for more than 120 years.

When I was working as a nanny is Boston's historic district, I used to bring the children here just about every day. We would bring picnic lunches and play games, read stories and walk around the park checking out the plants for hours at a time. One of Stephanie's favorite things was to take a ride on the swan boats. We always made sure to bring extra bread and crackers to feed the ducks and the swans. Be careful when walking close the the pond, there's poop every where. I have two favorite times of year to visit the public garden, Fall because of the beautiful foliage and Spring because of the spring blooms. I used to also come here often on my days off to do some homework in peace. Afterwards I would take a stroll down Charles street and grab a bite to eat and do some shopping in one of its many ecletic shops.

Directions: On Boylston between Arlington and Charles Street
Phone: 617-635-4505
Website: http://www.friendsofthepublicgarden.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2006
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