Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden is located adjacent to the Boston Common at the base of the southwestern slope of Beacon Hill. The rectangular 24 acre plot is bounded by Arlington, Beacon, Boylston, and Charles Streets and is home to a wide variety trees, shrubs, and seasonal flowers accessible to the public 24/7/367. Once a salt marsh reclaimed by the city as part of the Back Bay fill project, the Public Garden was established in 1837 under the influence of Horace Gray and is currently managed by the City of Boston as well as the nonprofit Friends of the Public Garden group; it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. In addition to it's natural features, the Public Garden hosts numerous commemoratives and monuments including bronze statues of the famous characters from the children's book "Make Way for Ducklings". Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, Quack and their mother are arranged between the Charles and Beacon Street entrances to the park. Another noteworthy feature of the Public Garden is "The Lagoon", a small man made pond created in 1859 which is spanned by the worlds smallest suspension bridge. During the spring and summer months The Lagoon is home to Boston's famous Swan Boats.
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