Ah, spring has arrived! Now is the time to soak up the breathtaking display of spring blossoms in and around Cambridge and Boston. Savor the beautiful pink cherry blossoms and blooming trees by foot, bike, or the inside of your car. Here are our recommendations for self-guided spring flower garden tours - all within minutes of Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
Charles River Esplanade
Go for a walk along the Charles River. Witness a profusion of cherry blossoms on the banks of the Charles River along Boston's Esplanade. In spring, the Charles River Esplanade bursts with pink with cherry blossoms, especially in the section between the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge off Arlington Street and the ramp to Massachusetts Avenue.
Public Garden Boston Common
Soak up the stunning display of spring blossoms throughout the Public Garden and certain Boston Common areas. See a wide variety of cherry blossoms, such as the bright pink Kanzan Flowering Cherry, pale pink Yoshino Cherry, lipstick pink Sargent Cherry, and graceful Weeping Higan Cherry. Stroll through the Victorian-style Boston Park to take in one of the most iconic Boston spring scenes. See the beautiful landscape of thousands of tulips and pansies that bloom here every spring.
The Arnold Arboretum
Looking for the perfect socially distanced springtime flower walk? Look no further than the 281-acre Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. See the unbeatable view of beautiful Massachusetts cherry blossoms, lilacs, and so much more. Find a wide variety of ornamental cherry trees, including weeping cherry trees, hot-pink double blossom Kwanzan, Sand Cherry, and Black Cherry trees with drooping racemes of tiny white-pink flowers.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is one of the best places to spot bright greens and blooms in the city. Gardner was passionate about landscape design, which is evident in the variety and mixture of plants, art, and architecture you'll find while visiting. The interior courtyard hosts a wide variety of attractive sun-loving plants. The exterior Monk's Garden is a peaceful winding pathway through the trees.
Kelleher Rose Garden
Find, smell, and savor the magnificent view of over 1,500 roses in bloom at the Kelleher Rose Gardens. This spot is especially great for a quiet moment alone by the beautiful 1930s-style fountain in the garden center. The garden can also be an ideal spot to take a romantic stroll with your partner on your next date night.
Rose Kennedy Greenway
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is another great place to see the spring blossoms in Boston. Find beautiful Black Eyed Susans beckoning you with strikingly yellow petals. See the sizzling color of six-foot high hybrid Hibiscus "Lord Baltimore." On the Greenway, find the 70 distinct species of stunningly beautiful Hydrangea flowers.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Awaken your senses with the Hello Spring festival at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. See thousands of spring blooms, such as tulips, magnolias, lilacs, hyacinths, and azaleas. You cannot miss the magnificent view of 25,000 daffodils that bloom at the end of April. Get inspiration for your own garden with spring-themed classes, tours, and activities. Entry tickets must be reserved online in advance.
The Gardens at Elm Bank
Massachusetts Horticultural Society's 36-acre garden in Wellesley is a perfect destination for your next city escape. Savor the views of open fields and meadows, formally designed gardens with beautiful spring flowers. Thinking of making your garden more colorful? Take a lesson from Joan Butler at the Gardens at the Elm Bank. Learn how to bring the best spring blossom effect to your garden.
Garden in the Woods
The 45-acre Garden in the Woods feels more like a magical fairyland. Operated by the Native Plant Trust, the manicured garden showcases New England's native plants. Witness the wildflowers reach their peak bloom in May. Enjoy watching the magnificent woodland wildflowers in full bloom. Savor the delightful sight of Cardinal Flower, Hepatica, Bloodroots, and many others that bring lovely color to the garden.
Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill
On May 20-21, enjoy the Annual Beacon Hill Garden Tour Day. View the tucked-away personal gardens of many of Beacon Hill's private residences. See hidden landscapes and secret pathways behind historic townhouses. Tours are self-guided, so families can move and enjoy at their own pace following the maps. The garden tours are open to the public between 9 AM – 5 PM.
Follow our list to see the flowering pink trees in Boston and Cambridge within minutes of our boutique hotel. Stay with us at Freepoint Hotel Cambridge to make the most of this colorful season.