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Old 12-31-2017, 05:10 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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haven't been to a lot of them but I'm rather fond of Longwood Gardens in SEPA.


https://longwoodgardens.org/
This one I keep saying I'll visit, but never seem to get the time. One year til retirement. It's in the top five on my bucket list, so hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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This is a difficult question for me, there are so many I've visited & love, & so so many I'd like to visit!

For one I've visited:

The Cloisters: A Hidden Museum in New York

http://www.atasteoftravelblog.com/the-cloisters/

& for another I haven't but would very much like to visit:

Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/geo...n-gardens.html
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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If you ever visit NYC, you must go to the New York Botanical Garden. It's beyond awesome.

https://www.nybg.org/
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Yes, Brookgreen...

and San Francisco's Golden Gate




QUOTE=ChiGeekGuest;50553285]This is a difficult question for me, there are so many I've visited & love, & so so many I'd like to visit!

For one I've visited:

The Cloisters: A Hidden Museum in New York

http://www.atasteoftravelblog.com/the-cloisters/

& for another I haven't but would very much like to visit:

Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/geo...n-gardens.html[/quote]
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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haven't been to a lot of them but I'm rather fond of Longwood Gardens in SEPA.


https://longwoodgardens.org/

think the conservatory display is amazing. recall hearing once that Longwood would be the kind of place God would create----if He had the money, LOL.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Brookgreen is incredible, especially the Night of a Thousand Candles at Christmas.


Rotary Botanical Gardens -
Another favorite is the Rotary Gardens in Janesville Wisconsin. Just 30 years old and built on the site a an old sand and gravel pit. I especially like the "Smelly Garden" they did in the children's section.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: A land flowing with milk and honey...
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Default Chicago Botanic Garden

This is absolutely spectacular and one day will only cover your very top favorite displays.

Chicago Botanic Garden

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre (156 ha) living plant museum situated on nine islands and featuring 26 display gardens and surrounded by four natural habitats: McDonald Woods, Dixon Prairie, Skokie River Corridor, and Lakes and Shores.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Botanic_Garden
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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Many favorites, so no one favorite, really. All are beautiful and unique in some way.

But one that sticks out is RHS Wisley, due to the breadth and variety of flora presented in a variety of habitats and styles, the variety of educational programs for all ages, special or seasonal presentations, amenities, and just for sentimental reasons. Spent many days there spanning the 4 seasons with my young kids.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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Many favorites, so no one favorite, really. All are beautiful and unique in some way.

But one that sticks out is RHS Wisley, due to the breadth and variety of flora presented in a variety of habitats and styles, the variety of educational programs for all ages, special or seasonal presentations, amenities, and just for sentimental reasons. Spent many days there spanning the 4 seasons with my young kids.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

yes, RHS Wisley is incredible but the UK is full of wonderful gardens---Kew gardens is pretty awesome for example as well a Hillier's in Hampshire I believe and that's just the start of a long and beautiful list.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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yes, RHS Wisley is incredible but the UK is full of wonderful gardens---Kew gardens is pretty awesome for example as well a Hillier's in Hampshire I believe and that's just the start of a long and beautiful list.
I found Kew overwhelming in size and sheer number of tourists; I don't like crowds.

Yes, England is bursting with beautiful gardens, many surrounding historical sites. The weather certainly helps, as does the reputation of the English for being master gardeners.
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