Does someone think about why the Public Garden is so beautiful and has various plants, trees and flowers, however, the Boston Common has only grass? Yes, she or he does. At least, I do! After my little research, I found that both gardens have different municipal organizations. The Public Garden has the Back Bay backing it? And Boston Common has what? This sketch is from the Public Garden. Sitting on the grass, drawing the landscape, thinking about how they make money to keep this garden so captivating, I could not help thinking that, perhaps, they paid the bills by charging for swan boat rides. Then, I realized that the tickets were only $4.00, and even less for kids.