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Old 12-30-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: California
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Tell us about your favorite public garden. Post a photo if you like.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Awesome place.

https://www.bbg.org/bloom
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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By far the best is Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC. About 5 hours by car and ferry, but we still go every few years.

The Butchart Gardens | Victoria BC Attractions | National Historic Site of Canada

The rose garden in Portland is also nice, and only a 3 hour drive from here. Nothing close by.

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks...ropertyid=1113
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis (Shaw’s Garden) is outstanding. So much to see including the Tower Grove House and the antique greenhouses. Albuquerque’s Biopark botanical garden is a nice green space in a desert region — smallish but with a nice Japanese garden and some desert features.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:35 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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In my area (B.C.) that would be


Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver - pix --> https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ns&FORM=HDRSC2


Minter Gardens in Fraser Valley - pix --> https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ns&FORM=HDRSC2


Butchart Gardens in Victoria (small but elegant) - pix --> https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...E630AA3D06B134


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Old 12-30-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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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/
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:21 PM
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Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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By far the best is Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC. About 5 hours by car and ferry, but we still go every few years.

The Butchart Gardens | Victoria BC Attractions | National Historic Site of Canada

The rose garden in Portland is also nice, and only a 3 hour drive from here. Nothing close by.

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks...ropertyid=1113
Define close. Bellevue is a lot closer than Portland. Bellevue Botanical Garden Himalayan poppies. 'Nuff said.

I also like the Center for Urban Horticulture. https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/center...-horticulture/

And not real far from Seattle is the Heronswood Garden. Some of you may know about the demise of the fabled Heronswood Nursery at the hands of Burpee Seeds. Well, Heronswood is back as a botanic garden. It is slowly being cleaned up and restored under the direction of its former owner. Heronswood | A botanical garden of unparalleled beauty, even amongst the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
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all-time favorite is Butchart Gardens.
Local favorite is Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, just north of Hilo.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:55 PM
 
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well, the Huntington gardens in San Marino and the L.A. botanic garden in Arcadia (both part of greater L.A.) have wonderful collections of plants from all over the world in beautifully landscaped settings. the Huntington has an exceptional desert/succulent garden plus outstanding Chinese and Japanese garden landscapes plus a world-class museum of art ("Pinky" and "Blue Boy" for example of some of the paintings). part of the L.A. botanic garden (Lucky Baldwin's "Queen Anne cottage") was the setting for the t.v. show "Fantasy Island" because of it's lush exotic look. the plants, landscapes, and architecture of Balboa park in San Diego is also wonderful in their beauty and diversity.

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Old 12-30-2017, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Las Cruces NM
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The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix AZ
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