Soak Up the Remaining Days of Summer at the Boston Public Garden
The Boston Public Garden holds a special place in American history as the first public botanical garden opened in the entire nation. Its roots stretch back to 1634 when the Boston Common was established—another historical moment, since it was the nation’s first public park. It planted the seed for the Boston Public Garden to open in 1837 as a more opulent expression of Victorian ideals.
True to the luxury-driven impulses of the Victorian era, the Boston Public Garden was designed to delight the senses. From its signature Swan boats—which you can still ride today—to the lush Lagoon, every facet has been carefully crafted. More than 80 of the unique plant species you’ll find at the garden are actually cultivated so they can be replanted elsewhere, in more than 50 other spots scattered throughout the city. The Boston Public Garden is currently open with social distancing guidelines in place.