Public Gardens & Arboretums
They are spaces that reflect our history, as well as our current gardening obsessions. Some began life as private spaces, while others have always been a part of our public lands. The public gardens, botanical gardens, and arboretums of the United States are waiting to welcome gardeners, and if you haven't visited one lately, now is the time to plan a trip. A great time to see what's in store is during National Public Gardens Day; to find a garden you might want to visit, check these listings. There are public gardens in virtually every climate and every region in the country; consider starting with the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Many metropolitan areas have their own botanical gardens, allowing you to admire the creative talents and plant possibilities of that area. Must-see spots include gardens in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, and Denver, as well as the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Many large estates -- once private enclaves, such as the Biltmore Estate -- have amazing gardens that are open to the public. Check out those in your area for even more gardening inspiration.
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Garden Ideas from the United States Botanic Garden
Located on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, this garden is one of Washington D.C.'s top attractions.
Landscaping Ideas from the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Take a tour of this 30-acre garden just three miles from downtown Atlanta.
Landscaping Ideas from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This 52-acre garden was founded in 1910 and features more than 10,000 plant varieties.
Landscaping Ideas from the Chicago Botanic Garden
Create the garden of your dreams with inspiration from one of the Midwest's best public gardens.
Landscaping Ideas from the Dallas Arboretum
This 66-acre garden has a magnolia allee, camellia garden, and more.
Landscaping Ideas from the Denver Botanic Garden
Inspirational and beautiful! Take a photo tour of the Denver Botanic Garden.
Landscaping Ideas from the Desert Botanical Garden
Tour this beautiful and textural desert garden in Phoenix.
Landscaping Ideas from the Missouri Botanic Garden
Get inspired! The Missouri Botanic Garden offers design tips and landscaping ideas.
Landscaping Ideas from the Morris Arboretum
Get garden design tips and planting techniques from this famous garden in Philadelphia.
Garden Tour: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Tour this 313-acre living laboratory! Display gardens, hiking trails, and more.
Allan Armitage's Favorite Plants and Combos
A University of Georgia horticulture professor and garden writer shares his favorite plants.
Garden Inspiration from Garvan Woodland Gardens
Get inspiration and gardening tips from this gorgeous public garden in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Favorite Plant Combinations from Chanticleer Gardens
Take a tour of beautiful Chanticleer Gardens near Philadelphia to get lots of ideas you can use at home.
Smithsonian Gardens Ideas
Discover ideas for your landscape from the beautiful grounds of the Smithsonian Gardens.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Learn more about gardening in California from the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden.
The Brenton Arboretum
Check out the sights at the Brenton Arboretum in Iowa.