happyly approved

Boston Public Gardens

4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116




Right in the heart of Boston is this wonderful garden! It's the perfect place to wander around – on foot or scooter – and explore the many winding pathways. The gardens offer a variety of flowers and trees to see (and identify for the young botanist in your life), and the water is often abuzz with ducks and swans swimming around. My kids especially love to stop and visit the Make Way for Ducklings statues, made famous by Robert McCloskey's 1941 book.

Swan boats – a must! – are available to rent in the summer and provide a lovely change of view. 




Good for All Ages
Thoughtfully captured by:
Jennifer de Merode
The Head of Accounting and Boston Ambassador, Jenny has been living in Boston for almost 10 years. Before Boston, she lived in Washington, DC for 8 years, and previous to that grew up on Long Island, NY. Along the way, she spent a few months in Amsterdam with her family biking all around and exploring that beautiful city! Jenny has always enjoyed being active - from organized sports to jogging, and of course, being in the garden as much as possible when the weather is cooperative. She tries to include her children in all of her active hobbies. With two toddler boys, ages 3 and 5, she and her husband spend their time discovering new places and things to do in the New England area. Spending time outdoors in all types of weather and encouraging her children to love all seasons is very important to her - and so is helping and encouraging others to do the same. Jenny and her family love spending time at the beach, traveling, taking walks and hikes, and of course, finding new playgrounds!
More activities by Jennifer
Part of the Mass Audubon Society, this truly special spot has plenty of hiking, and birds who will eat right out of your hand.
A pizza place and bowling alley!
Three stories of fun!

Recommended Gear