Searching for gardens in the US

Category: Garden Visits | Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:50 am

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I'm coming to the US in January and would really appreciate help from all you garden lovers there! Please let me know about all the good gardens in your area so that I can draw up a plan to visit them - I'm hoping to visit eighty gardens in 80 days during 2010!

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daisybeans wrote on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:09 pm:

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square PA

This is a lovely place... Of course the outdoor gardens are mostly put to bed for the winter but the Conservatory is beautiful. The Christmas event runs until January 10th. The next event starts January 23rd and it is the Orchid Extravaganza.

Here is website:


toni wrote on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:51 pm:
(contact them for the dates of Spring in the Park for next year)
(this one includes a beautiful Japanese inspired garden and a stunning Rose Garden)
(this one is better seen in spring when the wildflowers are in bloom, contact about best dates)
(but they don't open to the public until April)

Actually almost every major city in Texas has a botanical garden, you could pick the city and do a google search.


toni wrote on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:53 pm:

I forgot to ask, you do realize how far apart some of the cities in this country are? Unless you have a personal jet I don't expect you will keep to your 80 gardens in 80 days plan.


Accidental Gardener wrote on Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:52 pm:

GG - It sounds like quite an adventure you are planning. However, I agree with some of the other comments regarding the feasibility due to the vast space between gardens.

I live in So. Alabama near the Gulf Coast. The closest gardens to me are Calloway Gardens in Georgia and the Birmingham AL, Botanical Gardens. There is also a wonderful botanical garden in Atlanta.

If you were to start in New York City; you have the NY Botanical Garden in Central Park as well as gardens in three other boroughs, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens have very good gardens. Head south to Washington DC for the US Botanical Garden that is on the Mall and part of the Smithsonian complex, it should be a must see on your schedule.

I am sure there are many more between DC and Atlanta but I have never been to any of them. You could do three, Atlanta, Calloway and Birmingham in three days. I have attached links to all these gardens, take a look and good luck with your trip.


Accidental Gardener wrote on Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:54 pm:

GG - here are the four links that did not get copied to my first comment.

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