Make Way for Ducklings Statue
The most endearing of the Public Garden monuments is Make Way for Ducklings, always a favorite with tiny tots who can climb and sit on...
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A relic of Boston’s bygone days, a ride on the swan boats offers 15 minutes of serenity On the tranquil lagoon of the Public Garden, the...
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Public Garden information
Adjoining Boston Common, the Public Garden is a 24-acre botanical oasis of Victorian flowerbeds, verdant grass and weeping willow trees shading a tranquil lagoon. The old-fashioned pedal-powered Swan Boats have been delighting children for generations. The most endearing statue in the Public Garden is Make Way for Ducklings, depicting Mrs Mallard and her eight ducklings, the main characters in the beloved book by Robert McCloskey.
Until it was filled in the early 19th century, the Public Garden was (like Back Bay) a tidal salt marsh. Now, at any time of the year, it is an island of loveliness, awash with seasonal blooms, gold-toned leaves or untrammeled snow.