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Boston Public Gardens

Boston, Massachusetts
County of Suffolk.
Beacon, Charles, Bolyston, and Arlington Streets
National Register Number: 87000761
Resource type: District.
Property type: Landscape - garden.
Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: City Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
The first public botanical garden in the U.S. Adjacent to the Boston Common, it was landscaped during the 1860s and retains its French Second Empire character. It has become a repository of important outdoor sculpture, and is well known for the Swan Boats that have sailed in its pond since 1877.


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