The Boston Public Garden is a historic landmark that belongs to the Emerald Necklace system of parks. Established in 1837, it is the first public garden in America and is where visitors can find the best picturesque sceneries in all of Boston.
Designed by George V. Meacham, the park is known for its Swan boats and over 60 varieties of trees and flowers. The 24-acre park used to be salt marshland which explains the largely flat topography.
The garden was designed in the style of an English garden, complete with a bridge that spans the length of the pond. It is home to several permanent plantings maintained by the city, including beds of roses, bulbs, and shrubs. Replantings are done on a rotating schedule, from mid-spring to the beginning of autumn. The park is known for its weeping willows planted by the banks of the lake as well as its collection of elm trees lining its paths.Places nearby:
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