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Boston may not have the best year-round weather, but the city does boast four perfectly defined seasons. Boston's 2021 spring bloom is expected to arrive in early April. From magnolias in the Back Bay to cherry blossoms on the Esplanade, we rounded up 10 places to see spring flowers around the city so you don't have to. Don’t forget to wear a mask if you’re not able to practice proper social distancing. And in general, please be mindful of the COVID-19
guidelines set by the city
when walking around public places. 😷🌷
10) Beacon Hill
Early spring blooms fill the nooks of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood. On America’s most photographed street, Acorn Street, a white flowering tree steals the show.
9) North Point Park
Daffodils and tulips fill the gardens of North Point Park, while wildflowers occupy the banks of the river that runs along the park. (Photo source
8) Arnold Arboretum
The Arboretum in Jamaica Plain & Roslindale is a treasure trove of flowering trees & plants during spring. Look out for the park’s famous lilac bloom in late May. (Photo source
7) South End
Flowering trees abundantly line South End sidewalks every spring. Blooms are plentiful on streets adjacent to Southwest Corridor Park.
6) Christoper Columbus Park
The park, which is located on the edge of the North End neighborhood, is a gem for spotting tulips in May.
5) Kenmore Square / Fenway
Spring blooms in Kenmore with the CITGO Sign as your backdrop might just be the next photo you post on IG (see main listing photo). Also check out the Fens to see all types of blooms, like the white flowering tree pictured above.
4) Copley Square
There is a magnificent tulip garden that blooms every May in front of Trinity Church.
3) Back Bay
The entire Back Bay neighborhood is chock-full of trees that produce beautiful flowers in the spring. Especially magnolias. Just take a walk down Marlborough Street.
2) Charles River Esplanade
Since the 1980s, Japan has gifted over 1,500 cherry trees to the city of Boston, most of which were planted in the Esplanade.
1) Boston Public Garden
The Public Garden is Boston’s holy grail for spotting spring blooms. Tulips surrounding the George Washington statue are the star of the show, with cherry blossoms around the park playing a supporting role. BONUS: Check out the Boston Common for some incredible cherry blossoms
, too. Read about the cherry trees in the Public Garden and Boston Common here
Photo by @bretclancy: https://bit.ly/2W54VE4