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National Public GardensThe United States has more than 500 public gardens. Visit one on May 7 — National Public Garden Day.
Imagining GardensTour through conceptual garden installations built by designers, horticulturists, architects and artists in France, Canada, and California where the boundaries of garden design are pushed.
Travel Guide for Victorian GardensSpectacular greenhouses and an authentic six-acre Victorian walled garden are just some of the sights that you can still visit today as examples of Victorian gardening.
Tree House HotelsSeven cool tree houses around the world that you can visit and rent for a night, a week, or just for a dinner.
6 Incredible Gardens to Visit at NightMagic happens after dark when six botanic gardens light up the night with an amazing collection of illuminated displays.
Hotel Gardens Worth VisitingDiscover 10 hotels with incredible gardens in China, England, Italy, the Bahamas and more.


Getty ReduxDiscover Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum and its 20th-century outdoor sculpture collection and gardens installed in 2007.
Spine Tinglers at the Huntington Botanical GardensFor amazing succulents, visit the Desert Garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.
Visit a Topiary Time PieceThe gardens at Lotusland in Santa Barbara include a 25-foot floral clock.
Wine Country GardensThese California wineries grow more than just grapes.
Make an Escape to the Gardens of AlcatrazThe gardens at Alcatraz are now flourishing after 40 years of neglect.
Enjoy a Visit to the Succulent CaféStop in for a cup of coffee at a succulent fantasy land featuring a delightful array of plants all growing in unique containers.
Destination Nursery: Roger’s GardensThis family-owned establishment in the heart of Orange County has the distinction of being the “largest single-store garden center” in America.
5 Surprising Must-Sees at The HuntingtonAt The Huntington, newer and less well known areas of the gardens are well worth exploring.

Pacific Northwest:

Portland's International Rose Test GardenPortland's Rose Society was founded in 1889, and the city's collection of hybrids, floribundas, and grandifloras has been growing ever since.
Now and Zen: The Portland Japanese GardenThe Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon continues its visionary path in design.
The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical GardenTucked away in a quiet suburb of Seattle, this garden was was carved out of native woodland on a rocky slope overlooking Puget Sound.
Earth Meets Art in SeattleSeattle's Olympic Sculpture Park is a sophisticated urban green space featuring 80,000 mostly Northwest plants.
Lakewold: A Garden for All SeasonsWhether 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.


Chanticleer Offers New Attractions for the 2015 SeasonTake a summer road trip to one of the top 10 gardens worth traveling for.
Tower Hill Announces Groundbreaking of Garden Within ReachNew garden will provide “horticultural therapy” for visitors of all ages and abilities.
Visit Cricket Hill GardenCricket Hill, a six-acre display garden, was founded by Kasha and David Furman in 1989, with a focus on Chinese tree peonies.
Heritage Museums and Gardens Rhododendrons FestivalUp in Cape Cod, the rhododendrons are in full bloom at the annual Heritage Museums & Gardens Rhododendrons Festival.
Exploring Maryland's GardensDiscover one of Maryland's nearly two dozen public gardens — and where to stay when you visit.
Visit: Spring Blooms at Longwood GardensThe Spring Blooms celebration at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania showcases a spectacular display of tulips—a nod to Pierre S. du Pont.
9/11 MemorialDedicated on September 11, 2011, this memorial features four hundred and twenty two swamp white oaks.
The Gardens of Philadelphia's Rodin MuseumPhiladelphia's Rodin Museum just unveiled a massive renovation of its gardens by the landscape firm Olin.
Lessons from ChanticleerOn the grounds of a former estate outside of Philadelphia, a cadre of master gardeners presides over an oasis of earthly delights.
Garden Shops: TerrainThe folks who gave us Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters open a garden store in Glen Mills, PA.
Ancient Art Form Lives on at LongwoodEach fall Longwood Gardens, located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s historic Brandywine Valley, showcases chrysanthemums.
The Barnes Foundation's New LookThe garden at the Barnes Foundation in downtown Philadelphia incorporates varying textures, distinct patches of shade and sun, and the soft framing of a stone edifice.
Jack Lenor Larsen: The Dream WeaverTextile designer Jack Lenor Larsen brings an eclectic sensibility to his lush public garden in the Hamptons.
A Celebrated New York Garden: Wave HillExperience a garden known for its groundbreaking innovation and its reputation as an oasis for urbanites.
The Return of the Untermyer GardensThe city of Yonkers, New York, is unearthing a garden from New York’s golden age-the grand Persian gardens of Samuel Untermyer, overlooking the Hudson River.
Garden Destination: PhiladelphiaPhilly is the perfect location for garden design and horticultural exploration. For a weekend trip, here are some highlights.
Garden Destination: Washington, DCBeyond the National Cherry Blossom Festival, few think of Washington, DC, as a place to visit gardens and other outdoor spaces.


Out and About in DetroitIncoming APLD president, Susan Cohan, gives us an introduction to the public spaces and gardens of Detroit.
The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool at Chicago’s Lincoln ParkOne of fewer than 50 landscapes to receive the nation’s highest honor for historic properties.


Fairchild’s Million Orchid ProjectBotanic garden aims to reintroduce endangered species throughout South Florida.
Garden Shopping in AtlantaIn Atlanta for the weekend? Want to check out three fantastic garden shops and a small garden center in between sampling the city’s fantastic restaurant scene and beautiful botanical garden?
Atlanta Botanical Garden Glows with Bruce Munro’s LightA stunning outdoor art exhibition featuring miles of fiber-optic lights will run from May through October 2015.
Jefferson's MonticelloThomas Jefferson’s legendary garden has been restored on his plantation estate in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Autumn at the Arboretum: Play, Learn, CreateSee a fabulous display of pumpkins, gourds and squash at the Dallas Arboretum now through November 26th.
Nasher Sculpture Center — Dallas, TXThis modern sculpture garden in the Dallas' Downtown Arts District opened in 2003.
Explore a Tropical ParadiseSee an amazing collection of palm trees, exotic flowering plants and vines, and lush rain forests at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.


Chaumont-Sur-Loire International Garden FestivalA recap of 2015's creative display gardens for those who couldn't make it to France.
See an Aerial View of the Magnificent Lake ComoFrench photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand captures a scenic landscape “awake with all its colors”
Heather Lenkin's Tour of the Netherlands and FranceSee photos from Lenkin's visits to Keukenhoff Gardens, Monet's garden at Giverny and more.
Visiting Valencia and Turia GardensThe Spanish city of Valencia transformed a river bed into a 5.5-mile park that runs through the city.
Crail, ScotlandFrances Palmer takes a short trip to Scotland and shares with us some of her photos.
Chrysanthema Lahr FestivalThe Chrysanthema Lahr festival in Lahr, Germany, is a can’t-miss event.
Northern Star: A Journey Through Sweden's GardensIn Sweden, a garden-obsessed writer finds a land of natural inspiration.
La LouveLa Louve (The She-Wolf) in Provence was designed by a former designer for Hermès—we take a look at how you can visit this amazing garden.
Walled Gardens of Italy's Tenuta Banna CastleA castle in Italy sets the scene of a pastoral estate with enchanting gardens where time stands still.
Jardin de la NoriaTake a virtual visit to Le Jardin de la Noria, located in the south of France.
The Great Great Dixter"Have you been to Great Dixter?” is the question on the lips of anyone debriefing a gardening friend who has been traveling in England.


Visiting Butchart GardensAn American landscape designer takes a trip to British Columbia and shares his photos of Butchart Gardens.
African OasisNear Cape Town, a farmstead hotel restores gardens and spirits.
Morocco On My MindKatherine Anderson, our flower columnist, visited Morocco for her 40th birthday and shares with us her beautiful photographs.
Singapore's Gardens by the BaySingapore’s futuristic Gardens by the Bay may look like a scene of out of the Jetsons, but rest assured, it’s real.
Kurdistan: Recovering a Garden of ParadiseA documentary film team chronicles efforts to regrow a garden paradise.
Oaxaca's Ethnobotanical GardenThe story behind Mexico's ethnobotanical garden in Oaxaca, a landscape of unexpected shapes and colors.
Visiting South Africa's KirstenboschIn South Africa's Cape Town, a spectacular botanical garden with rare and indigenous plants.
Gardens of Roberto Burle MarxA firsthand view of the gardens and public spaces designed by modernist landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
Caribbean Hotel & GardenOn the island of Nevis, the diverse styles of artists Helen and Brice Marden and landscape architect Raymond Jungles yield a singular vision.
A Metaphorical Journey through the Australian LandscapeExplore the Australian Garden, devoted purely to native Australian flora, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne just outside of Melbourne.

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