Garden Inspiration

Garden Inspiration

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Philadelphia is a city that embraces horticulture in its historical public gardens and popular community places. Get a sense of Philly’s gardening community with this list of inspiring public spaces to visit.
Explore the social and industrial history of Philadelphia through a walking tour of Philly’s three mile long railway park, Viaductgreene.
With an eclectic mix of banana plants, flowering kale and cabbage, elephant ears, dusty millers, and hostas, author Roger De Muth’s New York garden was once a hobby, but has blossomed into a beautiful obsession. His book, A Hobby Gone Berserk, not only showcases his photography, illustrations, and design, but also shows that gardening rules are made to be broken.
We take a look at some of the most imaginative gardening blogs out there on the world wide web, starting with Pruned, a wonderful landscape architecture blog that seems a world away from what we normally think of as the garden. 
Providing interest and life to an otherwise dull visual space, espaliers can work in almost any garden type: big and small, formal and informal, grand and modest. In this article, Nick McCullough presents a list of recommended fruit-bearing and ornamental trees that work great as espaliers, tips and tricks for training them, and photographs that display their versatility.
The Bishop’s Garden and the Franciscan Monastery Gardens are two must-visit locations for garden-loving tourists.
446 acres of themed and wild areas with world-class azalea and Bonsai collections, the United States National Arboretum is one of the best kept secrets in Washington, DC. Learn more about other beautiful features at the arboretum, including a grove of magnolias, and even old Corinthian columns from the Capitol building.
Read about two grand estate gardens worth visiting that are open to the public in Washington, DC: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens and Dumbarton Oaks.
For three weeks, beginning at the end of March, cherry blossoms grace streets and monuments of Washington, DC, with their ephemeral beauty in what is known as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
When visiting The National Mall, there are several interesting gardens to see that are easy to reach by public transportation: The United States Botanic Garden, the National Museum of the American Indian, and Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden.
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