Public Garden Guided Walking Tours: Untold Stories of the Public Garden

2017 Tour Season: Calling all enthusiastic park lovers!

The Friends of the Public Garden is recruiting new tour guides to add to our successful program! We are looking for men and women who are passionate about the trees, plantings, sculpture, and history of the Public Garden and who want to share that knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Training will be provided and begins March 2nd.

Our final information session will be held at the office of the Friends at 69 Beacon Street on:

  • Thursday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, or to RSVP to attend, please email or call 617-723-8144.

Join the Friends of the Public Garden for walking tours of Boston’s iconic Public Garden. Learn about the history, sculpture, and horticulture of America’s first public botanical garden by taking a guided tour through this treasured oasis.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m weather permitting

The 2017 Tour Season will run mid-May through mid-September

Tours are free. Please meet at the Make Way for Ducklings sculpture and watch for our volunteer docents in green aprons.

Email for more information.

Private tours are available based on availability of tour guides.

Helpful information:

  • Two volunteer docents lead each tour.
  • Tours last about 60 minutes.
  • Approximately one-half of the Public Garden (from the Beacon Street to the bridge) is covered.
  • A tour may be cancelled due inclement weather.
  • Please plan for the weather. You may want to bring a hat, sunblock, and water on warm days.