We are fortunate in the U.S. to have such wonderful gardens to visit. When the flowers are fully bloomed we have the essence of what pictures were made for. The artistic beauty and designs created by professional landscapers is nothing less than breathtaking.
Not only do our gardens provide scenic beauty to admire but they also afford us a chance to learn about plants, conservation, and enjoy a relaxing day surrounded by nature.
(1). Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Our first garden is located in Brooklyn. This is a great place to learn about gardening and plant life. There are classes and workshops where you can not only learn about plants and gardening but earn certificates in things like horticulture or floral design. There are classes for children as well as adults and school visit tours. There are even 2-week summer camps for kids age 7 to 12 where they can study art, cultural studies, and more.
(2). The Missouri Botanical Garden – This garden offers many fun and educational activities. There are events and exhibits to see. They feature great dining and shopping. There is the ‘Garden Gate Shop’ along with ‘The Little Shop Around The Corner’ for your shopping entertainment. For dining there is the ‘Sassafras Cafe’ and ‘Terrace Cafe’.
Some of their signature events include the Orchid Show which takes place once a year. It is a great opportunity to enjoy seeing 800 exotic and fragrant winter-blooming orchids being displayed among beautiful tropical plants.
Another signature event are the Chinese Culture Days. At this event there is a 70-foot dragon along with special lion dancers who open up this special Springtime celebration including the Grand Parade. It features theater, Chinese calligraphy, acrobatics, painting, martial arts, tea tastings, t’ai chi, authentic regional cuisine, special tours that focus on the significant symbolism behind many of the plant species, and much more.
(3). Denver Botanic Gardens – Last on our list is the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Denver. Whenever people attend the special events here they not only get to enjoy the unique experience but are supporting one of the great cultural landmarks of Denver.
They feature great programs like the ‘New Gardener Boot Camp’ where you can learn to master gardening. The classes are designed to teach you how to start a garden from seed and how to become ‘soil savvy’. You can learn about perennials and annuals and how to start your own vegetable garden. It is a great place for the whole family.
There are so many beautiful gardens in the U.S. that these are just the tip of the iceburg. However, these three should intrigue you enough to get you searching for the one that attracts you most.