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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%
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The SA botanical gardens are spectacular. This is the first I've seen. Excellent pictures.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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those SA pictures are impressive - here are some I took of cheekwood - quite a few I know, but then again I took many more photos than this



















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Old 07-19-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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i'm not as photo happy in my own backyard so I only have a few of the Phx Desert Botanical Gardens (which definitely do not do the place justice)









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Old 07-19-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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finally a couple of the Japanese Gardens at Golden Gate Park in SF









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Old 07-19-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Atlanta's are beautiful...but the best I've seen are Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia.
Atlanta is not a great tourist town, but the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are a MUST SEE for anyone visting. Splendid.
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Denver
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They all look pretty nice. Nice pics
I'm a little surprised that that the Illinois homers
haven't talked up Ravina.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:14 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!

Ha Ha! Lots of cities have lush gardens. How can you say that without knowing whats out there?
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Why isn't Tucson on here?
Tucson Botanical Gardens :: Home
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Thanks to everyone who posted pics. All of the gardens had aspects of beauty. I especially appreciate botanical gardens which try to emphasize plants that are native to the area.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:50 AM
 
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Ha Ha! Lots of cities have lush gardens. How can you say that without knowing whats out there?
There are a couple of Albuquerque trolls on this poll. the one you just encountered and Bradley. Good for them I guess.
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