The Public Garden

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by dolphoto on October 4, 2002

The Boston Public Garden is really an extension of Boston Common, but the feel is completely different. In Spring, Summer, and Fall, beautiful flowers line the winding walkways and aged trees separate you from the bustle of the city. Year round, the Garden is a great place for an walk as part of an evening date. It's the daytime, however, when the Garden's most famous features are best appreciated.

For children and those of us close to our inner child, Boston Public Garden is best remembered for its association with "Make Way for Ducklings," the story of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their family. Statue of the family can be found in the park and are favorites with the kids. More importantly, the pond the Mallards called home is still there and populated with hungry relatives who love to eat bread, popcorn, or whatever else you care to share. Many are tame enough to take food from your hand.

Also populating the pond are swan boats. These large, peddle-powered boats take people (fee) on a narrated tour around the pond, under bridges and near duck houses. The swan boats are major attractions in Boston, but run only in the summer.

Boston Public Garden
Adjacent to Boston Common
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 522-1966

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