Boston Public Garden:
Boston, MA

The Boston Public Garden is a formal garden located across the street from the Boston Common. The garden is beautifully kept by caring citizens through the Friends of the Public Garden Association. The garden is the first public botanical garden in America dating back to 1838. The garden is masterfully designed with trees planted from countries all around the world. The trees have name tags and relevant information hanging from them.

There is a majestic statue of George Washington on a horse at the Arlington Street entrance.  The Duckling Sculpture at the corner of Beacon and Charles is extremely popular. The statue is based on Robert McCloskey’s 1941 bestseller Make Way for Ducklings, the bronze figures represent Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings.

From early April to late September the original Swan boats are open for visitors to enjoy. The Swan boats were first designed in 1877 and have been gliding along the lagoon ever since. The boat moves along at two miles an hour, circles the island and goes under the bridge. A trip on the Swan Boat adds excitement to a visit to the beautiful garden.

 

Posted: October 26, ’17

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices. 

Address:

4 Charles Street

Boston, MA 02116


Garden Hours:

6:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m

 

Swan Boats:

Open Daily weather permitting

April-June

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

July-Labor Day

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

After Labor Day:

Weekdays 12:00 noon- 4 p.m.

Weekends 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Price:

Garden: Free

 

Swan Boats:

Adults: $3.50

Children: $2.00 (age 2-15)

Under 2: Free

Seniors: $3.00

 

Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 4 hours, 5 minutes

Lakewood: 4 hours, 50 minutes

Monsey: 3 hours, 40 minutes

 

Website: http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org