Boston Public Garden

Just outside of America’s first public park (Boston Common) sits America’s first public botanical garden: Boston Public Garden. Founded in 1837, this beautifully arranged collection of flowers and trees sits next to a peaceful 4-acre pond you can glide upon in a Swan boat for a small fee.

Two iconic statues can be found on the garden grounds: a bronze statue of a mother duck with her ducklings and a sculpture of George Washington riding his horse.