View Full Version : Reccomended Public Gardens Garden tours Etc.

Az Gardener
03-05-2007, 03:18 PM
I like to visit gardens and go on garden tours when I am on vacation. Sometimes they are hard to find and they can keep odd hours but I enjoy it none the less. I am asking for recommendations of gardens you have been to or public gardens in your area.

They do not need to be limited in any way I would love to hear about European gardens and I have heard of some great ones in Canada too. Problem is it is always in passing and never written down. So all I can remember is there are some great gardens in Canada.

I will kick it off by listing The Garden Conservancy www.info@gardenconservancy.org as a great resource for tours of private gardens across the US. I have also been to and would recommend Longwood Gardens in New Orleans (pre Katrina)
Huntington Gardens in Pasadena Calif.

I look foreword to everyones contributions.

03-05-2007, 06:29 PM
I have done some volenteer work at http://www.leugardens.org/ another one you might enjoy known for the singing tower is http://www.boksanctuary.org/index.html

03-06-2007, 11:42 PM
Bellingrath Garden in Mobile AL
My parents go there everytime thay head down there

Dollar Spot
03-07-2007, 11:37 AM
OARDC, Wooster, OH - one of the largest crabapple collections in USA
Kingwood Gardens, Dayton, OH - beautiful
Swathmore College, Philly, PA - great botanical garden
Geneva on the Lake, Canada -up from the falls, has large floral clock
All should have websites.
So many places to see and so little time to see them.

Dollar Spot
03-07-2007, 11:48 AM
The list goes on.
Golden Gate Park, San Fran, CA - awesome, has the pollarded London Plane trees that have been in many movies.
Japanesee Garden, San Fran, CA - can't sit there long enough to take it all in.
University of Tennessee, display gardens, Knoxville, TN - gets better every year.

03-12-2007, 09:32 PM
Butchart Gardens, in Victoria, British Columbia Canada:

Filoli Gardens, 30 miles south of San Fransisco:

Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, outside of Los Angeles:

03-13-2007, 09:13 AM
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain Georgia.


Dollar Spot
03-15-2007, 11:57 AM
I love the azaleas at Callaway. I met Fred Gallo, the Godfather of azaleas there when I was in college.

Dollar Spot
03-19-2007, 01:21 PM
One correction
Kingwood Gardens is located in Mansfield

03-19-2007, 01:28 PM
Bellingrath Gardens - Mobile Alabama


Aldridge Gardens - Hoover, Alabama (Birmingham)


Dollar Spot
03-19-2007, 01:47 PM
We went up to the Cleveland Art Museum to see the Monet exhibit this Saturday and got a glimpse of the botanical garden there. I will be making a special trip in the coming weeks to check it out and I'll let you know how it was.