In the heart of the city's concrete, glass and brick there's an area bursting with nature's colors all year round. The spring tulips and daffodils are followed by an array of bright summer annuals. However, the foliage in the clear, crisp days of autumn is most cherished by visitors and Bostonians alike.
autumn in the garden
The garden in full bloom in spring. What's amazing about these tulips is that they bother planting them at all, their flowers' full-bloom last only a week!
newly sprouting leaves
Magnolias are blooming this time of the year at Commonwealth Avenue (4/1999)
another angle of the park; the very Bostonian swan boat and the John Hancock II tower in the background (5/2000)
Swanboats unique to Boston lie anchor in early morning. Soon they'll carry delighted children and weary parents peacefully around a beautiful garden in the center of a bustling city.
Make Way for The Ducklings
Statues and monuments are everywhere in Boston . . . but the children's favorite is a bronze grouping of a mother and her 8 ducklings inspired by a real duck who made her home in the heart of the city and stopped traffic daily as she led her brood to the pond. The ducklings were made famous in "Make Way For Ducklings", a children's book by Robert McCloskey. Sculpture by Nancy Schön.