on September 5, 2002
A truly "antique" garden, the Boston Public Gardens were created in 1837 at what used to be the edge of the city, now the perfect place for local folks and visitors alike to take a delightful detour away from the noise of the street. The garden gates, the pagoda on the lake, the serious statuary, the weeping willow trees gracefully highlighting the lake, the lighted bridges--all these cooperate with the exquisite flower arrangements to make this the best walk-through in Boston. How quaint and unique the contrast of the city skyline still visible, but nearly forgotten as it peers over this naturalistic Victorian dream. Don't miss it when you visit the Commons, which of course, you don't want to miss either.
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