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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, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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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.

Wow your just being smart now, no they didnt bulldoze it, they added the "Rio Grande Farming/Garden Area" the "Four seasons area" and the new "Sasebo Japan Area" those two new areas are so wonderfull!

I have been to the follwing botanic gardens:

San Francisco
Omaha
New York City
San Antonio
Dallas
Oregon
Salt Lake City
Denver
Columbus
Phoenix
Albuquerque

Out of all those i think Albuquerque, Omaha, and Phoenix have the best ones
and maybe san antonio.. its a really nice city..

And no its not who ever has the most wins,.. its just a survey to see what botanic garden parks people like the most Silly
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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I live right near McBryde and Allerton National Tropical Botanical Gardens and an hour and a half away from Limahuli Gardens on the island of Kauai. These three gardens are absolutely stunning.

McBryde and Allerton showcase the beautiful flora of the islands, and I have spent hours at both. Parts of Jurassic Park were shot at Allerton. Limahuli explains more of the history of the plants and flowers in Hawaii and also have irrigation terraces from the ancient Hawaiians. It is like going to a history museum, with a floral twist.


the location of Limahuli (the center of the cliffs)
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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What a great idea for a thread! Sure the poll left out some great gardens but we can dicuss them here. I have fond recollections of the San Antonio gardens, between them and the riverwalk and a great restaurant I've ranked SA as a top tourist day.

Middletone gardens is nice and serene but it pales in comparison to Magnolia next door. Plus Magnolia has the swamp garden.

I just got a book from the library - 1001 gardens to see before you die. I am going to have to take better care of myself because I see I will need to live to be 200.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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What a great idea for a thread! Sure the poll left out some great gardens but we can dicuss them here. I have fond recollections of the San Antonio gardens, between them and the riverwalk and a great restaurant I've ranked SA as a top tourist day.

Middletone gardens is nice and serene but it pales in comparison to Magnolia next door. Plus Magnolia has the swamp garden.

I just got a book from the library - 1001 gardens to see before you die. I am going to have to take better care of myself because I see I will need to live to be 200.
I know thats not far that some got left out, or for that matter the nicest ones ..and wow i love the river walk..; my favorite flower is the rocky mountain columbine idk.. it just strikes me as an amazing flower
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Atlanta's are beautiful...but the best I've seen are Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia.
Agreed, Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley area of PA/DE is the best I've seen too. It is billed as the world's horticultural showplace. I've been to botanical gardens in NY, DC, San Francisco, Charleston, Tallahassee and several in Europe and South America. The topiary garden at Longwood looks like Edward Scissorhands works there full time.

Longwood Gardens - The Gardens
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I found this. It might help with references or pictures.
List of botanical gardens in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have been wondering for a long time now why cities are not like 75% botanical garden?
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Wow Albuquerque is wayyyy ahead
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:59 AM
 
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San Antonio has the Japenese Tea Garden/Sunken Gardens and San Antonio Botanical gardens.




San Antonio Botanical gardens
photo @ tinypic album

























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Old 07-19-2008, 02:14 AM
 
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San Antonio Japenese Tea Gardens

Phots Tinypic album

















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Old 07-19-2008, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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From what ive seen in pictures San Antonio looks like the coolest city in Texas by a long shot. I cant understand why im always hearing about Dallas, Houston, and Austin instead of San Antonio.
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