Boston Public Garden

Currently Open
  • Address: 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-6176354505
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Nature

Boston Public Garden is oldest public botanical garden in the USA. Its a huge public park spotted in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, neighboring Boston Common. The Public Garden was created in 1837. Together with the Boston Common, these two parks make up  northern end of the Emerald Necklace, a long series of parks planned by Frederick Law Olmsted. The park contains a lake and wonderful variety seasonal plants here, and it makes strolling around true delight. Easily accessible by locals, it is almost always used, but it never gives the impression of being crowded. Swans, ponds, fountains all add the feel, especially in spring and autumn, when the colors truly come out. You can still take a swan boats ride that were first invented in 1877 and are still operated by descendants of the inventor, Robert Paget. Don’t forget to snap pictures by the statue of Mrs. Mallard and her Ducklings. It’s a perfect place to unwind. 

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  • Boston public garden phone number - 617-635-4505
  • Public garden Boston address - 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
  • Swan Boats season 2018 start from April 14 to Labor Day

Boston Public Garden cost - Free

Public Garden Swan boat rides ticket price -

  • Adults: USD 4
  • Children (2-15): USD 2.50
  • Senior: USD 3.50
  • Under 2 years entry is free.

Boston public garden timing -

  • Everyday: 7 am – 9 pm

Boston Swan boat timing:

  • Spring (April to June 20): 10 am to 4 pm
  • Summer (June 21 to Labor Day) 10 am to 5 pm
  • Fall (After Labor Day): 12 pm to 4 pm Weekdays, 10 am to 4 pm Weekends

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  • Boston Public Garden Address: 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, United States
  • Boston Public Garden Contact Number: +1-6176354505
  • Boston Public Garden Timing: 24-hrs
  • Boston Public Garden Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Boston Public Garden(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Boston Public Garden: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 94.25% of people who visit Boston include Boston Public Garden in their plan

  • 39.42% of people start their Boston Public Garden visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Boston Public Garden

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

85.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boston Public Garden

People normally club together The New England Holocaust Memorial and North End while planning their visit to Boston Public Garden.

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  • Well landscaped and keep clean with water fountains and monuments in almost every corner. Main attractions are the Make Way for Ducklings statues and the Swan Boats. Some folk's even enjoy sitting there feeding the friendly squirrels. The squirrels have become somewhat of a tourist attraction once folk's realize how friendly they really are. Many pictures are taken of them. Animal lover's are amazed of the little friendly beggar's.

  • This is a great peaceful place to get away to when the weather is nice. Don't miss the duckling sculpture for the kids. Or the real ducks either for that matter. Swan boats circle around the pond if that is your thing. Be advised that the squirrels are BOLD. The little guy in this photo put his nose on my cell phone. That is not zoomed in. So be aware if you decide to picnic. You will have raiders.

  • The Boston Public Gardens is a historic city park which makes a pleasant place for residents and visitors to spend leisure time in the city of Boston. Situated immediately west of Boston Common and only separated by Charles Street, the public garden is open to the public from Formerly a marshland made into a public garden in 1837, this is a lovely place to landscaping, interesting monuments to historically important figures like first President George Washington and more child-friendly figures like the 'Make Your Way for the Duckling statues found northeast of the lake. During warmer months, you can try ride the Swan Boats on the garden lake. During the autumn, you can enjoy the changing of the leaves at the public garden. Some of the trees produce lovely red and yellow colours leaves. In the end, we enjoyed spending time at the Boston Public Garden as well as the Boston Common. Both are very much worth spending a bit of time if you are staying near or visiting attractions in this area of Boston.

  • This is a historic urban park. A nice piece of greenery right inside the hustles and bustles of the city. You can simply take a break and go there, lie down on the grass / run or simply do nothing ( for good weather time). The fall colours are awesome. Don’t miss the duckling sculptures, or the real ducks. Must must visit if you are in Boston area.

  • Surrounded by the beautiful trees, open for public, no entrance fee, multiple entrances to the park, located above the park street station, crowded with people of all ages, Boston public garden is a beautiful destination for Massachusetts visitors in the heart of Boston. Offers a baseball ground, open pond for small kids, carousel for young kids, a small lake with beautiful scenery, swan boating for just $4 /person, gives you a relaxing way to spend time with your dear friends and family.. Many local musical guitarists, and drum artists perform on the bridge to get some earnings.. Plenty of food options nearby park, easily accessible by bus, cab or train.

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