Beautiful Gardens in Boston

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Boston's Best Botanical Gardens | Gardens and Garden Tours

The gardens in Boston are often overlooked because of the hectic and busy city life. These gardens prove to be an extremely essential part of the natural ecosystem of the city not only because of the clean and fresh air they provide but also because of the exotic range of flora seen. The parks give the visitors a contrasting feeling from their usual lives.

Here is the list of 17 Beautiful Gardens in Boston

1. Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

The Tower Hill Garden is Boston's most exotic and exquisite garden. The 171 acres of land are divided into 17 beautiful small gardens. Each of these smaller plots provides an extremely calming and soothing experience for the visitors and tourists.

Suggested Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Open Hours: 10 AM -5 PM 
Address: 11 French Dr, Boylston.

2. Fenway Victoria Gardens

Fenway Victoria Gardens

Boston's Fenway Victoria Garden is the largest and most recognized surviving victory gardens in the city. The 7 acres of land is filled with exotic spices of plants and flowers. The garden also has 25% of its land given to vegetable growth and other parts for leisure spaces as well as fruit, flower, herbal and perennial gardens.

Suggested Duration: 1-2 Hours
Open Hours: 9 AM - 6 PM 
Address: Charles Road, Boston.

3. Garden in the Woods

Garden in the Woods

The Garden in the Woods is one of the gardens in Massachusetts that is loved by all its visitors. The garden has a magical beauty of changing throughout the seasons and provides a habitat to several species of smaller insects, birds and animals. Visitors often find inspiration to design their own gardens through the variety seen at the Garden in the Woods.

Suggested Duration: 1-2 Hours
Open Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM 
Address: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham.

4. Boston Public Garden

Boston Public Garden

Established in 1783 the Boston Public Garden was the first-ever public botanical garden to be built in the U.S.A. The garden has floral patterns of newly propagated and hybridized flowers. The garden also has a range of rich flowers, monuments from the Victorian era and fountains of its own. The park is marked as one of the greatest tourist attractions in the city of Boston.

Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Open Hours: 6.30 AM - 11 PM
Address: 4, Charles Street, Boston.

5. James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

The James P Kelleher Rose Garden is an although old but extremely beautiful rose garden that was founded with the aim of conservation of plant life. The Garden is now home to a variety of roses that are hybridized. The garden also has a beautiful ambience of arched trellises, statues and fountains.

Suggested duration: 30 minutes-1 Hour
Open Hours: 7 AM - 5 PM
Address: 73 Park Dr, Boston.

6. White Birch Gardens

White Birch Gardens

The white Birch Gardens are classified as a botanic garden in the city of Boston. The garden has a variety of flowers, shrubs, plants, ponds and fountains. The garden is also an attraction for children because of the variety of flowers and landscape design.

Suggested Duration: 1 Hour
Address: 501 W Roxbury Pkwy, Boston.

7. Berkeley Community Garden

Berkeley Community Garden

The Berkeley Community garden is located in the southern part of Boston and is one of the very few gardens open to the public. The garden uses urban techniques of farming to provide organic fruits and vegetables to the public. The garden also offers volunteering programmes to the public for the betterment of the environment.

Suggested Hours: 1 Hour
Address: E Berkeley St, Boston.

8. Park Section

Park Section

The Park section is a community park in Boston is on the very popular community gardens in the city. The garden is good for children. The park is also perfect for people who want to take a relaxing evening or morning walk.

Address: Boston, MA 02215.

9. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

The 281 acre Arnold Arboretum is the world's largest and best collection of temperate wood. They have a wide range of flora and fauna particularly those present in North America. This place proves to be ideal for research on new plants and flowers. The garden is perfect for an educational opportunity.

Suggested Hours: 2 Hours
Open Hours: 7 AM - 7 PM
Address: 25 Arborway, Boston.

10. The Rose Kennedy Rose Garden

The Rose Kennedy Rose Garden

The Rose Kennedy Rose Garden is one of Boston’s finest rose gardens that is known to the citizens who live in the North of the city. The garden is home to a variety of scented roses and hybridized flowers and plants. People tend to miss the garden but is definitely worth a walk for its fresh air.

Suggested Hours: 30 Minutes
Open Hours: 24Hours
Address: Christopher Columbus Park Path, Boston.

11. Eagle Hill Community Garden

Eagle Hill Community Garden

The Eagle Hill is a non-profit community garden that works toward the betterment of the other prestigious and old gardens og Boston. The garden is more for those people who are passionate about gardening and is also worthwhile for individuals who want to take a breath of fresh air.

Suggested Hours: 30 minutes
Open Hours: Upto 6 PM
Address: Eagle Hill Community Garden, 343 Border St, East Boston.

12. Worcester Street Community Garden

Worcester Street Community Garden

The Worcester Street Community Garden is an enthusiastic gardening community that aims for historic preservation of gardens. The garden allows citizens of Boston to have their own gardening plots with a minimal fee. The locals grow a variety of fruits of vegetables which one wouldn’t get to see in the city.

Suggested Hours: 30 minutes
Open Hours: 24 Hours
Address: Boston, MA 02118.

13. Old North Memorial Garden

Old North Memorial Garden

The Old North Memorial garden was built by a few volunteers to commemorate the soldiers who were killed during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. One part has dog tags that represent the Americans who died during this war. The other is a wreath which is for the British and Commonwealth service members who died.This memorial is a place to reflect the contribution of the dead and a perfect visit for the people who love history.

Suggested Hours: 2 Hours
Open Hours: 24 Hours
Address: 55 Salem Ct, Boston.

14. Sullivan square community garden

Sullivan square community garden

The Sullivan square community garden is a garden built in the year 1978 by a bunch of teenagers who were nature enthusiasts. The garden aims at promoting community and home vegetable gardening in Charlestown. It has seen a huge scale of improvement with more people willing to volunteer to be a part of this garden.

Suggested Hours: 30 Minutes
Open Hours: 24 Hours
Address: Boston, MA 02129.

15. Garden of Peace

Garden of Peace

The Gardens of Peace is a memorial to the victims of homicide and a reminder to the people of the impact of violence. The garden is a symbolization of the peace, harmony and tranquillity required in the world.

Suggested Hours: 1 Hour
Open Hours: 24 Hours
Address: 64-98 Somerset St, Boston.

16. Victory Gardens

Victory Gardens

Boston’s victory garden is one of the country's oldest and largest serving victory gardens. The garden has a range of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs that are planted and grown with extreme care to feed the nation. The garden has also won several awards for its service and products.

Suggested Hours: 1-2 Hours
Open Hours: 6 AM - 10.30 PM 
Address: 1200 Boylston St, Boston

17. St. Francis of Assisi Garden

St. Francis of Assisi Garden

A smaller part of the Boston National Historic Park, the garden was originally built to commemorate the Waldensians, an ascetic movement within Christianity. The garden does have a historic touch to it but is also known for a perfect place to read a book or maybe even rest.

Suggested Hours: However long you wish.
Open Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM (except Tuesday)
Address: 55 Salem Ct, Boston

We hope you enjoyed our list of the gardens in the city of Boston. Do let us know what you think in the comments below.

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