Reccomended Public Gardens Garden tours Etc.

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by Az Gardener, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    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 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.
  2. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
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    Bellingrath Garden in Mobile AL
    My parents go there everytime thay head down there
  4. Dollar Spot

    Dollar Spot LawnSite Member
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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.
  5. Dollar Spot

    Dollar Spot LawnSite Member
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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.
  6. GroundsGuy

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  7. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
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  8. Dollar Spot

    Dollar Spot LawnSite Member
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    I love the azaleas at Callaway. I met Fred Gallo, the Godfather of azaleas there when I was in college.
  9. Dollar Spot

    Dollar Spot LawnSite Member
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    One correction
    Kingwood Gardens is located in Mansfield
  10. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
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