Hundreds Of Colorful Flowers Light Up James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

Photo: Chaiel Schaffel/WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A vibrant rose garden hides right in Boston.

The James P. Kelleher Rose Garden was first opened in 1931 in the Back Bay Fens, featuring more than 200 different types of roses and over 1,500 roses in total. The garden was designed by Arthur Shurcliff, a landscape artist who at one point worked for the Olmsted Firm.

While the hundreds of roses are eye-popping once you get to the garden, many of those who frequent the garden say it feels hidden.

“I was just telling my wife, ‘Are we even in the city anymore?’ It’s such a peaceful getaway,” said one man.

The garden also serves as a popular place for taking pictures, both of the garden itself and as a backdrop for a great social media post.

“It’s definitely one of a kind. It’s very beautiful,” said one woman snapping pictures in the garden. “I think they take really excellent care of the garden.”

WBZ NewsRadio's Chaiel Schaffel (@CSchaffelWBZ) reports.

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