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Experience this free journey through the Boston Public Garden.  Just download the tour to your personal music player, head to the garden, and listen as you walk.

This progressive audio tour – featuring personal interviews, an original soundtrack inspired by the garden itself, and ambient recordings – gives you privileged access into the heart of one of Boston’s most sacred places.


1. View & print the map. (Click here)
2. Choose your download (see options below).
3. Walk to stop 1 on the map and press play.

The Tour Map

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The Voice Behind the Tour

henry leeYour Host on this audio tour is the magnanimous Henry Lee, a longtime Bostonian and President of the Friends of the Public Garden. No one knows the Public Garden better than him — and he’s about to give you the insider’s story on this sacred green space in the heart of the city.

You will also meet a colorful cast of Guest Narrators, including:

  • Dr. Rafael Ortega, famed anesthesiologist at Boston Medical Center
  • China Altman, leader of the “Rose Brigade”
  • Tom Kershaw, owner of “Cheers”
  • Nancy Schon, public artist and sculptor
  • Senator Edward M. Kennedy
  • Westy Lovejoy, Garden Horticultural Committee

Preview the Audio Tour.

Tour Details

Tour Length: 40 minutes
Tour Distance: .5 mile
Recommended Times: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Boston: Public Garden