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The Secret Garden

A peaceful respite in a place you never imagined

secret_gardenPhoto: Peter Petraitis


hether you’re hunting for a romantic place to take a date or an escape from the Cambridge crowds, there’s a truly secret garden in congested Kendall Square that’s the perfect getaway. This unlikely garden consists of winding sidewalks lined with living shrubbery and miniature trees, punctuated with benches and tables where you can read a book, chow down on lunch, or get some sun. And it’s on the roof of a parking garage, six stories above the din, with a great view of the Boston skyline and Cambridge universities. It’s free if you can find it the entrance to the Cambridge Center garage from Broadway that says “Roof Garden.” Just take the elevator to the top. Canal



Cambridge is the 30th-most densely populated city in America, with 15,766 people per square mile. Somerville is 17th with 18,868 people per square mile and Chelsea 26th with 16,037.