Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Boston Public Garden
When people come visit us in Boston, the goal is to make sure our friends end up loving the city as much as we do. Without fail, one place we always bring people (assuming the weather is right for it, of course) is to the Boston Public Garden.
The Public Garden is centrally located in the city, and from early spring through late fall the park seems to always stay in bloom. Which makes sense after reading the city's website: "...the Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America. It was decorative and flowery from its inception, featuring meandering pathways for strolling." During the spring and summer you can even go for a ride on swan boats, which are manually pedaled around the park's lagoon.
One time, some friends and I were casually tossing a frisbee back and forth when a park worker came up to us and nicely suggested we instead read, lounge, or stroll while in the park. Shenanigans such as frisbee-playing are more welcomed in the Boston Common park across the street. :)
Some other fun things about the Public Garden: on Saturday afternoons there's a steady flow of bridal parties that come into the park for photos; there are bronze statues of ducklings from the children's book Make Way for Ducklings, which takes place in this garden; and each year come June you will find two swans sitting on a nest of eggs (but the eggs will never hatch!).