Public Garden

By - 8/21/14 - 9:38 pm
Swan Lake on Swan Boats

JB Parrett was among those who watched Boston Ballet's Swan Lake on Swan Boats in the Public Garden this afternoon.

By - 8/18/14 - 8:01 pm

Boston Magazine trumpets a free performance this Thursday on the Lagoon.

By - 8/12/14 - 3:59 pm
Saying good bye to Robin Williams in the Public Garden

All day, people slowly approached the Public Garden bench made famous in "Good Will Hunting" to remember Robin Williams.

Most quietly stood there, lost in their thoughts.

Good Will Hunting bench
Couple lost in thought

But a steady stream of people left... Read more

By - 8/12/14 - 8:06 am
Good Will Hunting bench in Boston's Public Garden

Robin Williams fans are turning the Public Garden bench where he sat with Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" into a memorial.

Hedge photographed the bench around 6 this morning.

Buzzfeed interviews the first person to write something at the bench.

"When we got there, there were two guys sitting on the bench,” Rabchenuk said to BuzzFeed. "As we were talking, another

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By - 8/4/14 - 9:47 am
Tons of ducks in Boston's Public Garden

La Bibliotequetress stuck around just long enough to make sure the ducks didn't eat that guy by the bench yesterday.

By - 6/16/14 - 7:14 pm
Reader in the Public Garden

JB Parrett captured the scene by the Public Garden lagoon this afternoon.

By - 6/16/14 - 8:26 am

A huffy citizen complains how messy Boston Common and Public Garden pathways are these days and demands the city assign at least two workers full time to keep it clean, and, hey, maybe buy one of those mini street-sweepers while you're at it. Oh, and make sure the mayor sees this complaint.

Somebody at the Parks Department huffs right back (spelling mistakes fixed):

Common

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By - 6/10/14 - 8:42 pm

Around 7 p.m. came word that somebody had squealed to the cops and an officer was duly assigned to determine whether there was a pink pig with black spots roaming the Public Garden.

Mission Hill's Bobby the Pig? After all, he's been known to enjoy snuffling through the Public Garden.

But maybe not. Audrey alerted us to Back Bay's own... Read more

By - 5/30/14 - 8:55 am
Swans in the Public Garden

Boston Mahk photographed Romeo and Juliet in the Public Garden this morning.

By - 5/18/14 - 6:13 pm
Love lock in the Public Garden

Boston Strolls spotted a love lock permanently affixed to the Public Garden bridge (or at least until somebody from the parks department arrives with a bolt cutter), wonders when this became a thing in the Public Garden. Until now, local love locks had been confined to the bridge over the turnpike at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street.... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 9:49 pm
Feeding the ducks in the Public Garden

A concerned citizen complains:

I don't want to be a wet blanket, but every evening when I walk through the Public Garden between 5 and 6, I see this gentleman feeding the geese and ducks, in spite of the fact that such feeding is not allowed - I would normally let it go, but he feeds them practically every night, and he feeds them

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By - 5/12/14 - 6:43 am
Little duckling in the Public Garden

Stevil took in the Make Way for Ducklings parade in the Public Garden yesterday.

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

By - 5/3/14 - 7:28 pm
Victorian picnic in the Public Garden

Stevil reports the Public Garden was full of unusual sights today, including the Victorian picnic above, acrobats and a Hindu wedding.

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

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

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