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Old 01-21-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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In my opinion, Butchart Gardens has been the nicest I've seen. Here in NC, Duke Gardens in Durham is also very nice and worth seeing.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Kew Gardens
RHS Wisley
For topiary Levens Hall, Cumbria, UK https://www.levenshall.co.uk/levens-...y-gardens.html
Eden Project in Cornwall, a world class collection of plants some under giant domes Top eco visitor attraction - rainforest, gardens & educational charity - Eden Project Cornwall UK
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:46 AM
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Location: Algood/Cookeville TN
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all-time favorite is Butchart Gardens.
Local favorite is Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, just north of Hilo.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Tropical Hawaii Botanical Garden when we were in Hawaii. Only bad part was the walk back up from the garden to the parking area
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: WA
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The Portland (OR) Japanese Garden was one of my favorites but it became difficult to find quiet times to enjoy it as many felt cell phone use is appropriate.
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:15 AM
 
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Kirstenbosch in Cape town is beautiful but gorgeous mountain backdrop.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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Kirstenbosch in Cape town is beautiful but gorgeous mountain backdrop.
Be sure you visit it in the right season. I was there last March, and very little was blooming. Yes, the setting is quite nice, though.
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