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Philly is the perfect location for garden design and horticultural exploration. For a weekend trip, here are some highlights that will engage those who are interested in gardens as well as their less garden-focused traveling companions.
Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, Wash. is a delight to visit any time of year. We recently spoke with horticulture manager Mark Lyke for an insider’s view of each seasons allure, as spring isn’t the only time this garden puts on a show! Check out which highlights he looks forward to this winter.
An American landscape designer takes a trip to British Columbia and shares his photos of Butchart Gardens, an abandoned quarry turned garden with enormous hanging baskets and impressive annual borders.
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Esteemed landscape architect Laurie Olin, whose studio creates outdoor spaces throughout the world, has done some of his finest work in his home base of Philadelphia. His latest at-home project is the garden at the “new” Barnes Foundation, an art and horticulture institution that was recently moved from its original property in Merion, PA to its current site in downtown Philadelphia. 
The Lion City's highly anticipated Gardens by the Bay finally opens, with Bay South and its supertrees leading the way. 
On the grounds of a former estate outside of Philadelphia, a cadre of master gardeners presides over an oasis of earthly delights. We've put together some ideas—paired with photos—from Chanticleer that any home gardener can use to design their own spaces. 
Portland's Rose Society was founded in 1889, and the city's collection of hybrids, floribundas, and grandifloras has been growing ever since. In 1917 the International Rose Test Garden opened as a testing ground for new varieties of roses. Some of its first plantings were rose refugees from Europe during World War I. Today, over 10,000 plants and 550 species slope towards the city's downtown horizon. 

 

 

An annual contest of creative planting 
On the shore of Lake Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, these pieces of "art" take root. 
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Textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen brings an eclectic sensibility to his lush public garden in the Hamptons.
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