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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, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Wait, I know exactly what this thread needs. AHEM, how about the "natural" gardens by my house? OH YEA. Interactive botanical gardens.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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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.
Wow your insane.. those pictures are nothing compared to the real-thing!
Albuquerque is one of the only botanic gardens to have a beautiful butterfly pavillion and it connects to the zoo, the aquarium, tingley beach and the rio grande river! beat that!
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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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!
Well ABQ's zoo isnt the best... but it ranks 13th in the nation
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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More natural botanical gardens. Sorry ABQ. You got nothing on Florida's nature coast botanical gardens! Its like being in dinosaur land back in time out here.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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For all the ABQ plants, nice but it aint all that. What about San Antonio's fabulous gardens, why weren't they included in the poll? christ these things are always so set up.

Bradley, thats a great HDR?
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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For all the ABQ plants, nice but it aint all that. What about San Antonio's fabulous gardens, why weren't they included in the poll? christ these things are always so set up.
What? haha san antonio ..nice gardens..? compared with ABQ's...mmm i dont think so.. have you been to ABQ's in the past 5 months lots has changed!
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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Wow your insane.. those pictures are nothing compared to the real-thing!
Albuquerque is one of the only botanic gardens to have a beautiful butterfly pavillion and it connects to the zoo, the aquarium, tingley beach and the rio grande river! beat that!

Geesh Bradley who you working for? There are several butterfly pavilions out there. Yes many are in zoos. The pictures are compared to the real thing. The zoo, aquarium,and botanical gardens in Albuquerque are a great asset. Having them doesn't make them the best though. My vote would go to San Antonio of the gardens I have been to. Nothing like a little ABQ pride.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Geesh Bradley who you working for? There are several butterfly pavilions out there. Yes many are in zoos. The pictures are compared to the real thing. The zoo, aquarium,and botanical gardens in Albuquerque are a great asset. Having them doesn't make them the best though. My vote would go to San Antonio of the gardens I have been to. Nothing like a little ABQ pride.
Hahha .. well sheesh i must be working for someone now.. haha oh yea i get paid!

I'm talking about butterfly pavillions in botanic gardens there are only 3 sheesh.., not zoo's or wher ever your talking about.. maybe your hard at reading
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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What? haha san antonio ..nice gardens..? compared with ABQ's...mmm i dont think so.. have you been to ABQ's in the past 5 months lots has changed!
What did they bulldoze it and start over? And I might ask which Botanical gardens of note have you been to? These polls are always about motivating the fanbois. Basically whatever town has the most trolls on the board wins.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Hahha .. well sheesh i must be working for someone now.. haha oh yea i get paid!

I'm talking about butterfly pavillions in botanic gardens there are only 3 sheesh.., not zoo's or wher ever your talking about.. maybe your hard at reading
Yes i is hard at reading.
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