Weeping willows, shady elms, and ribbons of white, red, and violet tulips in Boston's Public Garden set the scene for spring and summer weddings, but fall is just as exquisite—the walkways and trees shimmering with golden leaves. Built in 1837, the 24-acre park was America's first botanical garden. More than 80 species of plants and flowers bloom in vibrant rows, circling the paths and pond and climbing straight to the statue of Horace Gray, "father" of the park.

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Away Travel Expert: Eric Lindberg
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Many great cities have a world-class park, and Boston's green and flowering oasis is the Public Garden. A welcome respite after exploring urban streets, the Garden is filled with botanic treasures, and it's great for a picnic and watching Bostonians at play. Don't leave without indulging in a 130-year tradition: riding in a swan boat on the lagoon.

Arlington, Boylston, Charles and Beacon Sts.
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Parking: Call for details.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 617-635-3911
Transportation: Green Line T to Arlington
Neighborhood: Back Bay
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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