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Kelleher Rose Garden
About Kelleher Rose Garden
The James P. Kelleher Rose Garden is a small, charming garden with a variety of rose bushes, statues, a fountain and arched trellises.
This downtown park in the Back Bay Fens opened in 1931 and features over 1,500 roses behind tall green hedges. It retains its secret garden feeling, despite being located in the middle of the neighborhood, minutes from Boylston Street and Fenway Park.
The garden was designed by Arthur Shurcliff, who later worked under Frederick Law Olmsted—the designer of both the Fens and Central Park in New York City.