Boston Public Garden

Boston Public Garden 4 Charles Street Boston

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Adjacent to the Boston Common lies the Boston Public Garden. Established in the 19th century, the Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America. Both bodies of land lie within the Emerald Necklace: a chain of parks within the Boston Area.

The Public Garden is home to a plethora of animals. Romeo and Juliette are two swans who live in the Public Garden during the warm weather months here in Boston. They share their home with ducks and ducklings that swim throughout the garden's pond. You might fancy taking a ride in the swan boats which run seasonally in the garden to get the full picture of this iconic Boston couples summer home.

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On the other side of the Public Garden lies the "Make Way for Duckling" statue. This famous children's book written by Robert McCloskey is a favorite among locals and is also the official book of the Massachusetts Commonwealth. Depending on the time of year, you might catch "Mother Duck and her eight ducklings" sporting some local Boston sports team attire, St. Patrick's Day outfits, Christmas clothing or a variety of other themes.

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