Public Garden

By - 2/11/14 - 7:32 am
Shirley Temple on the Public Garden bridge

The BPL has a collection of Leslie Jones photos of Shirley Temple's visit to Boston in July, 1938, including her walk through the Public Garden, where she took a Swan Boat ride.

As you can imagine, she was crowded pretty much everywhere she went:

Crowds waiting for Shirley Temple

Although the photos all show... Read more

By - 2/7/14 - 8:04 pm

Around 6 p.m, BMR reports.

By - 1/19/14 - 7:10 pm
Ducks in Boston's Public Garden

Stevil photographed ducks in a feeding frenzy in the Public Garden yesterday.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/13/14 - 3:23 pm

Boston Police report a man inside the CEX store, 44 Winter St., followed a customer outside last night and, after brandishing a gun, grabbed the person's wallet out of his pants at Winter and Tremont.

Police radioed a description. A state trooper patrolling the Public Garden not long after spotted Eric Watson, 27, and detained him "with no incident."

Watson was scheduled for arraignment... Read more

By - 12/22/13 - 11:16 am
Public Common gates

Ryan Ruel looks through the gates of the Public Garden at the lights of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 12/2/13 - 8:42 am
Christmas greyhounds

Ron attended the annual Jingle Bell Walk through the Public Garden and Common yesterday. The walk benefits the Morris Animal Foundation.

Copyright Ron. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/27/13 - 7:28 pm
Pig and bacon

Scott Eisen was on hand today as Bobby the Pig made the rounds of the Public Garden and ran into a guy dressed like his worst nightmare.

By - 10/22/13 - 9:54 am
Duck with a beard

Just in case there were any doubt, Django Bliss shows us for whom Mrs. Mallard is rooting in the World Series.

By - 10/17/13 - 8:44 am
Public Garden in Boston at night

Arturo Gossage walked around the Public Garden the other night.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/12/13 - 4:09 pm

Mike the Mad Biologist shows us what happens when a large willow by the Public Garden Lagoon loses a large branch - fortunately, with nobody under it at the time.

By - 8/5/13 - 6:42 pm

Python in the Public Garden. Photo by Stevil's wife.Python in the Public Garden. Photo by Stevil's wife.

Mike the Mad Biologist reports a guy is standing in the Public Garden this evening, trying to charge $5 to have... Read more

By - 7/9/13 - 4:24 pm

A cranky citizen complains about the Bruins jersey that George Washington is still wearing up there on his horse in the Public Garden:

When the world visits Boston, they have no idea why George Washington is wearing corporate graffiti for a Canadian/Russian sport.

For added emphasis, the kvetcher checked the box asking if the item in question is "offensive."... Read more

By - 6/16/13 - 11:29 am

Washington in a Bruins jersey

Boston Strolls strolled through the Public Garden today. At the opposite end of the Public Garden, the Bruins have some smaller fans as well.... Read more

By - 5/12/13 - 5:37 pm


The annual Make Way for Ducklings parade wound its way around the Common and the Public Garden today (yeah, I don't know why it went that way instead of up and down Beacon Hill, either), ending, of course, by the ducklings statues.

Ducks in a row:

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By - 4/21/13 - 2:22 pm

Peace wave generator

Masstreehugger spotted this guy and his contraption in the Public Garden today.

By - 4/20/13 - 1:24 am

Downed tree

Brig Dauber captured the Public Garden tree that plunged to its demise across Boylston Street Friday night.