Tuesday, May 05, 2020 8:00a -
Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:00p
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Boston may not have the best year-round weather, but the city does boast four perfectly defined seasons. The 2020 spring bloom around Boston has been particularly beautiful (in past years flowers like the magnolia didn't boom). Ironically, the year's extra-stunning spring bloom is occurring during the state’s stay-at-home advisory. But that doesn’t mean it’s not ok to get outside for some fresh air once in a while. And why not check out some flowers while you’re at it? Don’t forget your 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 & state 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.
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.
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
Spring blooms in Kenmore with the CITGO Sign as your backdrop might just make up the next photo you post to Instagram.
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.
Photo by @bretclancy: https://bit.ly/2W54VE4