The Public Garden was established in 1837 as the first public botanical garden in the United States. Plants, monuments and fountains fill the park, which has maintained its Victorian design. The park’s greenhouses cultivate more than 80 species of plants for the garden and more than 50 other locations in Boston. The famous Swan Boats, which the same family has operated for more than a century, take visitors on a 12- to 14-minute ride around the lagoon. The famous Cheers Bar, whose exterior will be familiar to fans of the television show, is located just north of the garden (84 Beacon St.).