We all miss the sunshine this time of the year, but try not to let the winter forecast dampen your spirits! If you love to garden or simply enjoy taking in beautiful scenery, peruse our list of must-see gardens to cheer you up as you dream of warmer weather and plan your next travel adventure!
Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix, Arizona
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Hike through the winding trails of the Desert Botanical Garden and prepare to be awed by the rare and varied plant life that meets you there! Conservation is a founding principle of the Garden, which is reflected by the work of 23 scientists and conservationists who devote their expertise to conserving desert plants. This must-see garden is one of only 24 gardens that have been accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Missouri Botanical Garden – St. Louis, Missouri
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The Missouri Botanical Garden is the oldest continuously operating botanical garden in the United States. It offers a lovely 79-acre garden located in St. Louis, as well as the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and the Shaw Nature Reserve, each located on separate tracts of land outside of the city. Orchid fans are sure to relish the Garden’s enchanting collection of rare and endangered orchids, which is one of the world’s largest.
New York Botanical Garden – Bronx, New York
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If you fancy yourself a history buff, then you will particularly appreciate the New York Botanical Garden, which was founded in 1891 and is a National Historical Landmark due to its breathtaking landscape and architecture features. Ample interest and beauty can be found as far as the eye can see, as this 250-acre garden is the largest of its kind in the United States.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Coral Gables, Florida
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a piece of paradise that is among the best botanic gardens in the world! The Wings of the Tropics exhibit is especially appealing if you enjoy watching beautiful butterflies in their element. The exhibit is open year-round and contains hundreds of butterflies.
Interested in seeing and reading about more places like these? Visit the Travel Channel’s Best Botanical Gardens in the US. As you plan your next exciting adventure, we hope you take time to “stop and smell the roses”!