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Boston's Best Places To See Spring Flowers

Spring flowers can be seen at many wonderful and varied locations throughout the City of Boston. There are areas of natural plantings as well as well-orchestrated and planned gardens to behold. The beautiful colors of spring come to life in the blooms all over the city, whether a patch of daffodils in a city park or the magnificent lilacs in the Arnold Arboretum. Some of the best places to see spring flowers are in the City of Boston.

Public Garden
(Photo from Friends of Public Garden)

Boston Public Garden
4 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 635-4505

There are beautiful and permanent plantings scattered throughout the Boston Public Garden. The flowering plants and bushes are rotated by season to display the most colorful blooms. The spring season features many varieties of roses, various bulbs and beautifully flowering shrubs. In addition to the flowering plants, there are many different native and transplanted trees like the weeping willows on the banks of the Swan Boat pond, ginkgo trees, horse chestnuts and one California redwood.

Arnold Arobertum
(Photo Credit: Arnold Arobertum)

Arnold Arboretum
125 The Arborway
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-1718

The Arnold Arboretum is the oldest public arboretum in North America. This tranquil sanctuary is located on the outskirts of the city. The relaxing and expansive grounds host a massive collection of rhododendrons, roses, lilacs, azaleas and wild flowers throughout the beautifully maintained and historical arboretum. There are 160 species of lilacs on display for visitors to enjoy.

Kelleher Rose Garden Of The Emerald Necklace Park System
(Photo Credit: Kelleher Rose Garden Of The Emerald Necklace Park System)

The James P. Kelleher Rose Garden
Back Bay Fens Emerald Necklace
125 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 522-2700

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a park system within the city where visitors can relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. The Keller Rose Garden was recently rejuvenated and is the centerpiece of the landscape with its beautiful paths and planting beds. There are more than 1,500 roses in 200 different varieties on display in the Keller Rose garden, which surround a beautifully restored 1930's fountain and statuary. There are also flowering cherry trees and crabapple trees lining the walking paths in this magnificent garden. Narrated Evening Garden Strolls are a popular event on those warm evenings in the city.

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston
(Photo Credit: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA)

Art In Bloom
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300

Dates:  April 30-May 2, 2016, 10am-4:45pm
Museum admission price include the Art In Bloom exhibit

Spectacular floral arrangements, inspired by works of art throughout the museum, are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts during Art In Bloom. The arrangements are placed close to the works of art for the visitors to enjoy on their tour of the museum. There are also floral design lectures, master classes and demonstrations throughout the course of the exhibition. The floral arrangements are designed and created by garden club members and professional floral designers from around New England.

Annual Tour Of The Hidden Gardens Of Beacon Hill
Hostess booths will be at the corners of Charles and Mt. Vernon and Charles and Chestnut Streets
Boston, MA 02114

Date: Thursday, May 19, 9am-5pm, rain or shine
$45.00 per ticket

The third Thursday in May is a special day on Beacon Hill. The Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Tour is a self-guided day of exploration through the most magnificent secret gardens on the Hill. The Beacon Hill Garden Club has coordinated this urban garden tour for 87 years through the charming and quaint streets of the neighborhood.

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Nancy is a native Bostonian. She enjoys the sights, sounds and tastes of Boston while exploring the city by day or night. Nancy is also a school nurse at an independent middle/high school. Her work can be found on a variety of websites, including


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