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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.
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We visit the original High Line—Paris's Promenade plantée—and report on how the first garden-built-on-an-abandoned-railway compares to New York's elevated garden. 
Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden to see the Kiley Esplanade, designed by Modernist master Dan Kiley and his protégé Peter Morrow Meyer.

 

Harlem Renaissance writer Anne Spencer’s bit of Eden in Virginia still inspires today through her garden and poetry. 
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A weed-covered lot in Southern California, owned by Caltrans, is completely redone by a couple who live adjacent to the garden, complete with native varieties, a citrus grove, and hundreds of new plants, creating a Mediterranean idyll.
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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