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The (Not-So) Secret (Rose) Garden

Everyone! I have found The Secret Garden!

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Okay, it's not actually the one in the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, but it's almost as great. Because not only is it somewhere I've never been before, (spoiler alert: there are a lot of those places) it's also a beautiful and well-maintained rose garden.

In the Back Bay Fens Park (for those of you who aren't native Bostonians--including myself-- the actual park portion of the park is called thus, the Fenway Park is the baseball field...I think.), there is a secluded beautiful rose garden called the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden.

I was told about this beautiful spot by someone I met briefly earlier in the day. I was so thankful to her. It really felt like stepping into one of my favorite childhood gardens.  Seriously look at it.

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(photo credit to Christine Riggle (accessed via flickr) -- I was not thoughtful enough to take anything besides SnapChats when I was there)

Admittedly since I went on Tuesday, and it's September, it wasn't quite as vibrant as this picture shows. Roses bloom on and off from midspring to fall, so there were still plenty of lovely flowers to look at. The garden is still beautiful and serene--my guess would be that it feels that way even in the dead of winter. If you have a few minutes, take a walk through it. You won't regret it.

All the Best - Hayley