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View Poll Results: Which US City has the prettiest botanical gardens?
Omaha Botanical Gardens - Omaha 4 5.56%
United States Botanical Gardens - Washington, D.C. 3 4.17%
Missouri Botanical Gardens - St. Louis 4 5.56%
Como Park - St. Paul 0 0%
Belle Isle - Detroit 0 0%
Boston Public Gardens - Boston 5 6.94%
Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Atlanta 4 5.56%
Middleton Place - Charleston, South Carolina 2 2.78%
Bartram's Gardens - Philadelphia 2 2.78%
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens - Akron, Ohio 0 0%
New York Botanical Gardens - New York City 6 8.33%
Highland Park - Rochester, New York 1 1.39%
Krohn Conservatory - Cincinnati 0 0%
Franklin Park Conservatory - Columbus, Ohio 1 1.39%
Sarah P. Duke Gardens - Durham, North Carolina 0 0%
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond 0 0%
Red Butte Garden & Arboretum - Salt Lake City 2 2.78%
Rio Grande Botanic Gardens - Albuquerque 19 26.39%
San Francisco Botanical Gardens - San Francisco 10 13.89%
Denver Botanic Gardens - Denver 1 1.39%
White River Gardens - Indianapolis 2 2.78%
Des Moines Botanical Center - Des Moines 1 1.39%
Olbrich Botanical Gardens - Madison, Wisconsin 1 1.39%
Mitchell Park Holticultural Conservatory - Milwaulkee 0 0%
Bellevue Botanical Gardens - Bellevue, Washington 0 0%
Dallas Arboretum & Gardens - Dallas 3 4.17%
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - Nashville 1 1.39%
Leach Botanical Gardens - Portland, Oregon 0 0%
Cornell Plantations - Ithaca, New York 0 0%
Cylburn Arboretum - Baltimore 0 0%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-18-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Phipps, in Pittsburgh, is the most energy-efficient conservatory in the world and the largest glasshouse conservatory in the nation.

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Old 07-18-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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The few I'm familiar with are The Chicago Botanical Gardens, Oregon Gardens, and Thanksgiving Point in Utah, and you left all of em out of the pole!
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Missouri Botanical can't be beaten.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Phipps, in Pittsburgh, is the most energy-efficient conservatory in the world and the largest glasshouse conservatory in the nation.

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WoW Lovely
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Fort Worth's botanic gardens aren't even on the list. It's a CRIME, a CRIME I tell ya!

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Old 07-18-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Talking Oh yes it can..

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Missouri Botanical can't be beaten.
Oh yes it can.. Albuquerque will take it on! anyday!..

Nobody beats Albuquerque.. i mean missouri's is nice dont get me wrong, but ABQ's is spectacular!
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Oh yes it can.. Albuquerque will take it on! anyday!..

Nobody beats Albuquerque.. i mean missouri's is nice dont get me wrong, but ABQ's is spectacular!

I second that!
ABQ's is the most friggin beautiful bio park eva!!
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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3 votes for Omaha? Really? If you've never been to any other botanical gardens then how and why are you voting for them as the prettiest? Typical small-minded mentality of a few certain posters...
look who's talking...

BTW; I would gladly retract my vote and give it to Albuquerque. That place is just freakin gorgeous! I gotta say we might have you beat on the zoo front though, so be wary before you throw down the gauntlet there!
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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No way is ABQ the best from those pictures. I have no idea which is the best. They're all cool to me. More pictures please.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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3 votes for Omaha? Really? If you've never been to any other botanical gardens then how and why are you voting for them as the prettiest? Typical small-minded mentality of a few certain posters...
Don't try to rile me up because I don't want to hi-jack another thread, and I would change my vote too, but o well.
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