Boston Common and The Public Garden
Boston Common embraces a rich history, founded in 1634. In 1836 the City established a fenced boundary with gates, and now noted to be the oldest city park in the United States.Today the garden park invites leisure activities, sports, events, and a traditional venue for protests, reflecting the history of the ‘The Common’. Each year the Boston City celebrates the parks seasons of flowers in spring, summer greenery to autumn colors and later the cloak of winter snows. The sculptures and memorials in the gardens are large in stature. Many people use the monument steps for rest and leisure reading. Visitors enjoy the area for biking, walking, boating, and planned event activities.
The Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the land to create the first botanic garden in the United States. Entering the ‘Common’ in springtime you are overwhelmed with flowers in full color, especially the Tulip beds. Permanent flower plantings include roses, bulbs, and flowering shrubs. Garden beds parallel to the central pathways are replanted throughout the year with seasonal flowers from mid-spring through early autumn. Large planted trees include the Weeping Willows around the banks of the lagoon. The European and American Elms shadow the garden’s pathways with the presence of mature trees such as the California Redwood, Dawn Redwood, Ginkgo trees, European Beeches, and Horse Chestnut Trees, and least 30 more sighted from pathways. Plantings come from nurseries of Boston City Franklin Park. Supported by the friends of the Public gardens.
Following: Gallery view, “Boston Common and the Public Gardens”.