Celebrate National Lawn and Garden Month this April!

Did you know April is National Lawn and Garden Month? The Boston Common and Public Garden are two of the best places to visit to enjoy Boston's flora & fauna.

April is here and with it comes beautiful springtime weather in the city of Boston and the rest of the country. April is officially recognized as National Lawn and Garden Month in honor of the beautiful weather throughout the US! The Boston Common and the Public Garden are popular destinations for tourists, locals and everyone in between throughout April since they both are green and blooming with flowers at this time of year. Of course, you should also celebrate National Lawn and Garden Month by sprucing up your own front yard with fresh flowers, green grass and all the fixings of a perfect springtime garden.

If you’re in the city during the month of April, visit the Public Garden and Boston Common for some spectacular trees, grass and flowers that embody the spirit of National Lawn and Garden Month. During the springtime, you can walk around and spot many different types of flowers and trees, including the magnolias the Friends of the Public Garden wrote about earlier this year.

What can you look for in the Public Garden during April and the early spring? Keep an eye out for trees that are beginning to flower all over the Common and Public Garden. The magnolias are some of the most popular trees, but make sure to check out the rest of them while you’re there! Around the third and fourth weeks of April, be on the lookout for tulips. These flowers are ideal for National Lawn and Garden Month! If you really want to see the tulips in the Garden, be sure to stop by in the springtime–these beautiful bulbs are gone by the first week of June.

The Public Garden and the Boston Common would be nothing in the spring without their abundance of fresh, green trees. The next time you visit the Public Garden, make sure you enjoy a Swan Boat ride–don’t forget to take note of all the green trees, especially the famous weeping willow!

During National Lawn and Garden Month, come into Boston and appreciate the trees and flowers here at the Boston Common and Public Garden. Don’t forget to take your camera with you! Tweet your best springtime pictures to The Friends of the Public Garden @FOPG or post them on their Facebook page!

Enjoy National Lawn and Garden Month!

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Linda April 11, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Celebrate what, dog owners fouling all over the lawn and garden. The Boston Commons and the Public Gardens became nothing but a dumping ground for dog owners and no longer a pleasant place.
Laura Jennings April 11, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I love spending time in the Public Garden! I haven't run into any problems with dog or dog owners at all. Try a different spot.
Linda April 11, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Laura, I have lived in Boston all my life. I have spent alot of time enjoying the Gardens and Common over the years. The last several years there is an increase of dog owners using these grounds as a toilet. Take a walk over there now and I guarantee you will see a dog owner promoting their pet to mess 1 or 2. It's disturbing!!!
Susana May 25, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Haven't seen it; yes, there are some irresponsible dog owners out there, to tell you the truth that has always been the case, but there are also some like me that pick up for others and or make those that son't aware about the rules. The park is there to be enjoyed by everyone!


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