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Summer Tree Stroll
Boston Natural Areas Network and the Boston Urban Forest Council, invite you and your family to join local tree experts for a beautiful walk through the Boston Common and Public Garden. Summer evenings are the perfect time to notice the shapes of trees. Join us and learn to distinguish between the upright Ginko, the spreading Oak and the vase shaped Elm. We will also identify leaves and find historic tress as we walk the Common and Public Garden and enjoy the beauty of a summer evening. The walk is co-sponsored in partnership with The Friends of the Public Garden and Boston Parks and Recreation Department. We will meet Wednesday evening July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brewer Fountain located behind the Park Street MBTA Station.
The walk is offered free of charge to anyone interested in learning more about local trees, Boston’s Urban Forest, Boston Common and the Public Garden. Reservations are required. Contact BNAN at 617-542-7696 ext.20 or email@example.com.
More About Boston Common
Founded in 1634, the Boston Common bears the distinction of being the oldest park in America -- making it a longtime and excellent neighbor to Beacon Hill. The jumping off point for the Freedom Trail, the Common is host to everything from full-scale Shakespeare productions to Ultimate Frisbee and impromptu snowball fights. Its a fixture of life in Boston and Beacon Hill residents benefit from their close proximity to the nearly 50 acres of green space. While the Common has a rich history filled with revolution, political protest and a whole lot of cattle grazing (up until 1830), most of today's Beacon Hill residents enjoy the Common as a great place to take a blanket and relax in the sun or else grab some ice skates for a spin around Frog Pond in the winter.
City parks officials recently announced plans to remake the "Pink Palace" -- a now-defunct men's restroom near the Common tennis courts -- into a high-end restaurant. This park really has seen everything.
The Common is bordered by Beacon Hill to its north and the Boston Public Garden to its west, which was created 200 years after the founding of the Common. Together with the Public Garden, the Common makes up nearly 75 acres of green space in the heart of downtown Boston.
Other events here
- Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare on the Common: The Two Gentlemen of Verona July 6, 2013 / July 7, 2013 / July 8, 2013 / July 9, 2013 / July 10, 2013 / July 11, 2013 / July 12, 2013 / July 14, 2013 / July 15, 2013 / July 17, 2013 / July 18, 2013 / July 21, 2013 / July 23, 2013 / July 24, 2013 / July 25, 2013 / July 26, 2013 / July 27, 2013 / July 28, 2013,