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Paris Parks: A Celebration of Winter Structure

March 25, 2014
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Garden Destination: Philadelphia

March 13, 2014
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Twenty first century Philadelphia straddles its historical past and the future in a way that could only happen in America’s horticultural heart. William Penn originally envisioned the city as a utopian ‘Greene Country Towne’ and the legacy of that spirit exists today. For the casual garden traveler there is still much to be found, both old and new, in the city, as well as its outlying areas. The oldest parts of Philadelphia are architecturally interesting with glimpses of private gardens and its 18th century past.

Wildflowers in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

March 04, 2014
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Entry to the garden. Photo by David Kruse-Pickler

Hundreds of native wildflowers bloom with life as the meadows awaken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. A colorful show for any botanic enthusiast, we have 5 reasons to further persuade a trip this spring, just be careful not forget your heart in San Francisco when you leave.

See Romance in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

February 25, 2014
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Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ is the largest magnolia at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, towering over 80 feet. Photo by Auweia

In February, the San Francisco Botanical Garden becomes the ideal setting for a romantic rendezvous. It’s the time of year when the velvety silver buds on the branches of the garden’s magnolia trees burst open into pink and white flowers that fill the garden with soft pastel colors and sweet, fragrant scents.

Madoo in Manhattan with Arne Maynard

February 18, 2014
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View from the kitchen garden out to the landscape designed by Arne Maynard at Allt-y-bela. Photo credit: William Collinson, Arne Maynard Garden Design

See 'Art in Bloom' at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

February 13, 2014
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A look at Jason Gamrath’s work that will be on display at Art in Bloom. Photo Jason Gamrath

Lakewold: A Garden for All Seasons

January 27, 2014
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Whether you visit Lakewold Gardens in the dead of winter or the peak of summer, this Pacific Northwest horticultural haven offers beautiful blooms and hidden discoveries during every season.

Photography Exhibit Displays Trees in Their Best Light

January 15, 2014
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Cypress shadow, Great Meadow, by Stephen Kane

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” This exaltation, expressed in words by Joyce Kilmer, is conveyed visually in a new photography exhibit on display at the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture in San Francisco.

Visit a Topiary Time Piece

December 16, 2013
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An overhead view of the floral clock. A brick walkway encircles the clock and continues to a restored marble fountain, where a low boxwood maze flanks the path. Photo credit: Bill Dewey

Telling time and taming wild animals takes on a whole new meaning in the whimsical Topiary Garden at Lotusland, located on a large estate in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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