They say that if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
A walk through a flower garden is one of the most refreshing things to do on a tired day. While you can always buy flowers online, a walk in a peaceful garden would also make a great gift. America has its fair share of the few of the world’s most beautiful gardens. From the Atlanta Botanical Garden to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in Texas, here are 10 gardens that you must visit.
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX
This place is so amazingly huge, that it will take a couple of hours to try and see everything. Spring and summer time you will see a lot of quincinera, bridal, engagement, and senior photos being taken. The walk through this garden is nothing short of amazing.
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA
The best time to visit this place is Spring when Tulips bloom, in the summer when the roses bloom and late summer when lots of other flowers are blooming. The paths and great and the gardens are magnificent. The Japanese garden and the butterfly house is something that you should definitely not miss.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH
The butterflies in this garden are the real treat; they’re all over the place. Fabulous gardens spread over 10 acres of land and an exotic Glasshouse are the highlights of this place.
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY
If there’s one word that describes this place it’s, spectacular. The Orchid Show is total treat to the eyes. It’s the perfect place to click hundreds of snaps and soak up in the beauty of the thousands of flowers arranged in creative displays. The conservatory has rooms and rooms of brightly colored flowers and outside there are well-manicured gardens and arrangements of various plants and trees.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY
This garden looks stunning when the cherry blossoms bloom and in the autumn. It offers a variety of different areas, like the bamboo forest, or the cherry tree lanes and the rose garden. They also have an area which represents the natural forest environment of the NY state area. In the month of May this place glows in different shades of yellow and orange.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Touted to be one of the best botanical gardens in the US, this garden has something blooming year round. The edible gardens and demonstrations are simply breath-taking. The Holiday Light Display is out of this world with the Ice Goddess transformation. And the Reindog Parade is a lot of fun.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX
This Botanic Garden is beautiful and boasts of a huge variety of plants and numerous sculptures. There is also the native plant walking areas, the nature trail with educational plaques along the way, the rose garden, and the Butterfly Arborium. All of this is available for the low price of free, and is open every day! Also for small fees you can explore their amazing Japanese garden.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA
Apart from the beautiful and expansive Japanese and Chinese gardens, among other gardens, what you should also look out for is the mansion, the library, the courtyards, and the mausoleum. The conservatory too is a treat. There is a humid section in the garden that recreates the tropical climate.
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA
With an expansive green house and conservatory with a vast flower collection, this is easily one of America’s most loved gardens. During Christmas the light display is breathtaking. Each tree is wrapped completely with lights, and the displays are wonderful.
Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples, FL
A beautiful expanse of interesting tropical and semi tropical plants arranged artfully around different themes with charming little structures like a small carribean style house, an oriental tea house, a Mayan temple, a wonderful tree house and playground and many beautiful water features. There are many meandering paths and inviting places to rest in the shade.
If you like life in the slow lane in a lovely setting, do visit at least one of these gardens this weekend. And don’t forget to share your experiences with us in the comment box below.