The Boston Public Garden Lagoon is one of the best spots in Boston to photograph, read, and just relax.
The Public Garden, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a sizable park next to Boston Common in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. When philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States, the Public Garden was conceived. Alderman Crane presented the Garden’s comprehensive plan to the Committee on the Common and Public Squares in October 1859, and it was approved. The property’s construction progressed fast, with the lagoon completed in 1859 and the wrought iron fence enclosing the perimeter installed in 1862.
The lagoon is considered by many to be the heart of the Public Garden. It features several small islands, a path surrounding it, and a lovely bridge over the center. There are also swan boats that operate in the warmer months on the pond.
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- Address: The Lagoon, Public Garden
- Town: Boston
- State: Massachusetts
- GPS: Lat 42.35374 Lng -71.06956
- Parking notes: There are many metered parking spaces around the Boston Public Garden Lagoon on Charles St, Boylston St, Arlington St, and Beacon St. There is also the Boston Common Garage which is an extremely convenient and paid option.
- Parking directions: Boston Public Garage HERE
- Location directions: HERE