18 August 2008

Best Gardens to Visit

What are the best gardens to visit?

I don't have the time or energy to go to all the gardens I want to visit. Take a look at this list compiled by an Australian and tell me which gardens to add that you especially like.

• Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/home.do
• Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.
http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/government/recnparks/special_facilities.php#Howard
• Cheyenne Botanical Garden, Cheyenne, Wyoming http://www.botanic.org/
• Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Fran, CA
http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/
Fairchild Botanical Garden, Miami, FL http://www.fairchildgarden.org/
• Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, Hawaii http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us/parks/hbg/hmbg.htm
• Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
http://www.huntington.org/BotanicalDiv/HEHBotanicalHome.html
• Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, FL http://www.kanapaha.org/
• L.A. Arboretum, Arcadia, Ca http://www.arboretum.org/
• Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Va. http://www.lewisginter.org/
• Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA http://www.longwoodgardens.org/
• Lyon Arboretum, Hawaii http://www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum/
• Marie Selby Botanical Garden, Sarasota, FL http://www.selby.org/
• McMillan Greenhouse, University of North Carolina, Charlotte http://gardens.uncc.edu/
• Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri http://www.mobot.org/
• National Tropical Botanic Garden (5), http://ntbg.org/index.php
• Sarah P Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina http://www.hr.duke.edu/dukegardens/
• Sherman Gardens Corona del Mar, CA http://www.slgardens.org/default.asp
• United States Botanical Gardens, Washington, D.C. http://www.usbg.gov/
• Waimea Arboretum, Hawaii http://www.waimeavalley.org/map.html

Jeremy, who compliled the above list is a horticulturist at the Royal Botanical Garden and has blog at http://tnponderer.blogspot.com/

What would you add?

2 comments:

Collagemama said...

Closer to home, I love the garden at the Philbrook Art Museum in Tulsa.

The Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska is another wonderful place. http://lincoln.ne.gov/CITY/parks/sunken/index.htm

Martha/All the Dirt said...

Hi -
You live in Dallas and love the Philbrook gardens? Wonderfully generous of you to say so.
We think the Dallas Arboretum is terrific!
Thanks for the tip on the Sunken Gardens.
M