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Our favorite Botanical Gardens:


- Chicago Botanic Garden

The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world.  With 26 spectacular gardens on 385 acres, the Garden is a place of ever-changing beauty that you can stroll through daily.


- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Discover the beauty and splendor of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, a spectacular botanic garden and world–class sculpture park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


- The New York Botanical Garden

Across 250 exquisite acres, The New York Botanical Garden features 50 gardens and plant collections, a landmark conservatory, and 50 acres of the original forest that once covered New York City. Seasonal flower shows, a world-renowned scientific research program, innovative children's gardens, gardening and horticultural classes, and so much more make The New York Botanical Garden a leader in displaying, studying, and educating the public about the world of plants.


- Missouri Botanical Garden

Mission:  "To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment, in order to preserve and enrich life."  Take a stroll through time to see what one of America's oldest botanical gardens was like between 1856 and 1920.


- Atlanta Botanical Garden

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.


- Denver Botanic Garden

With more than 32,000 plants from such far-away places as Australia, Africa and the Himalayas, Denver Botanic Gardens is recognized as one of the top botanical gardens in the United States. There's something for all ages -- and all five of your senses.


- Brooklyn Botanic Garden

BBG is a 52-acre living museum where beauty, romance, and fun blossom among world-class plant collections and specialty gardens. Admired as an urban horticultural and botanical resource, BBG inspires visitors to discover that plants are essential to life.


- The Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens, and the environment and receives, raises and administers resources for these purposes.


- The United States Botanic Garden

The idea of a national botanic garden was proposed in 1816, and the Congress first established such a garden in 1820.


- Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Botanical Garden, the first urban botanical garden established in the United States, welcomes visitors to 10 beautifully landscaped acres of formal and natural display gardens, and the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse featuring the ecosystems of Costa Rica and Madagascar.


- Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Established in 1938, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has an extensive botanical collection of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees and vines with programs in environmental education, conservation and horticulture.


- North Carolina Botanical Garden

The North Carolina Botanical Garden has been a leader in native plant conservation and education in the southeastern United States for more than 30 years.


- Norfolk Botanical Garden

Renowned for its exceptional scenery and educational programs, the Norfolk Botanical Garden dates back to 1938. Today, the Garden represents 155-acres of colorful landscapes, unusual flowers, mature forests and seasonal plantings and features one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast.


- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Many visitors wonder where the Botanical Garden is as they expect it to be a distinct area of the Zoo. The truth is that as soon as visitors set foot in the Zoo, they are also in the award-winning Botanical Garden, a living museum of over 3,000 varieties of plants from around the world.


- Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden, Home of the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center, is the cultural crown-jewel of the Mid-South with over 96 acres of sweeping vistas, encompasing lakes, woodlands and display gardens.


- Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

When visiting the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, you can actually see three historic attractions in one: Olmsted's South Park; the 1899 tri-domed glass conservatory building; and the Victorian-style gardens of plants.


- University of South Florida - Botanical Gardens

The USF Botanical Gardens offers a variety of gardens and habitat types through which to stroll. Current collections include: fruit trees and palms from around the world, temperate forest, carnivorous plants, tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs, as well as plant species found in Florida's upland habitats.


- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Located in historic Richmond, Va., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty with more than 40 acres of spectacular gardens and the mid-Atlantic's only classically styled Conservatory open to the public. Great shopping and dining plus a new Children's Garden with a Tree House make the Garden a fun place to visit anytime. Come see why Lewis Ginter is the place where plants-and people-grow!


- The Florida Botanical Gardens

182 acres of Nature, Art & History in the heart of Pinellas County, Florida. Pinewood Cultural Park consists of The Florida Botanical Gardens, Heritage Village, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, and Pinellas County Extension. Offering beautiful gardens, tropical settings, relaxing areas, locations for weddings, historical buildings, art and education of plants of all kinds.



Useful links for plant information:


- USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.


- Native Plant Information Network

Your Online Resource for Native Plant Information in North America.  The Native Plant Information Network's goal is to assemble and disseminate information that will encourage the cultivation, conservation, and preservation of wildflowers and other native flora throughout North America.


- The Chicago Botanic Garden - Plant Information

Are you choosing between a crab apple and a redbud? Wondering what's eating your hosta? The Chicago Botanic Garden has 2.2 million plants and a host of plant experts. Your gardening and plant savvy can blossom with the help of the Garden's resources.


- The New York Botanical Garden - Home Gardening Online

Your one-stop resource for gardening tips, answers to plant questions, expert advice, and much more.


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