Public Garden + Esplanade

Adult
$40
Youth (10-17)
$20

Explore Boston from a different angle on a PhotoWalks tour. Learn how to take creative pictures with your camera or smartphone in 90 minutes!

The first botanical garden in America is right here in Boston! The Public Garden was founded in 1837 and transformed from marshland to a beautiful natural oasis that’s a must-see attraction.

There are endless photo opportunities waiting to be captured in pictures: colorful flowerbeds, weeping willow trees, flowing fountains, the George Washington statue greeting you upon arrival at the Arlington St. entrance, the legendary Swan Boats sailing across the lagoon in the heart of the garden, and the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculpture.

The grand finale of this photo tour is the Esplanade, Boston’s famous park along the Charles River, with spectacular panoramic views of the Cambridge skyline.

PhotoWalks founder Saba Alhadi, a professional local photographer and tour guide will provide creative photography techniques so you can practice taking frame-worthy images as well as historical commentary.

Discover why this is one of the best Boston walking tours of the Public Garden and the Esplanade!

On a PhotoWalks tour, you’ll learn how to:

  • See creatively using your camera or smartphone
  • Take beautiful close-up shots in nature photography
  • Use color to create eye-catching images
  • Improve your photography skills at your own pace

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Advance reservations required.


The PhotoWalks Guide to Successful Photography is included in the tour price. This e-booklet provides valuable information on maximizing your photography skills and user-friendly explanations of camera functions.

  • Tours are conducted in small groups for a more personalized experience. 
  • For large groups of 10 or more, please call 617-851-2273 or fill out the Contact Form

Seasonal (mid-April – mid-September) *Please check the calendar for accuracy.
• 90 minutes

Meeting Point
•  George Washington statue at the entrance of the Public Garden facing Arlington Street.

Train Stop
• Arlington Street (Green Line).


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