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Old 03-05-2007, 03:18 PM
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Reccomended Public Gardens Garden tours Etc.

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.

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Old 03-05-2007, 06:29 PM
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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
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:42 PM
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Bellingrath Garden in Mobile AL
My parents go there everytime thay head down there
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:37 AM
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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.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:48 AM
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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.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:32 PM
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Gardens

Butchart Gardens, in Victoria, British Columbia Canada:
http://www.butchartgardens.com/main.php

Filoli Gardens, 30 miles south of San Fransisco:
http://www.filoli.org/

Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, outside of Los Angeles:
http://www.descansogardens.org/site/home.cfm
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:13 AM
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Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain Georgia.

http://www.callawaygardens.com/
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:57 AM
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I love the azaleas at Callaway. I met Fred Gallo, the Godfather of azaleas there when I was in college.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:21 PM
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One correction
Kingwood Gardens is located in Mansfield
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:28 PM
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Bellingrath Gardens - Mobile Alabama

http://www.bellingrath.org/

Aldridge Gardens - Hoover, Alabama (Birmingham)

http://www.aldridgegardens.com/
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