Visiting a botanical garden while you are on spring break or vacation is a great opportunity to relax, recover from jetlag and be inspired.
For those who might not be familiar with the term, a botanical garden is dedicated to the collection, cultivation, and display of a wide range of plants. Botanical gardens are often run by universities or other scientific research organizations, and they maintain the grounds and study the plants. Visitor services at a botanical garden might include tours, educational displays, art exhibitions, open-air theatrical and musical performances, and other entertainment.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This 52 acre garden right outside of Manhattan should be on the top of you list when traveling to the Big Apple. The row of cherry trees rivals gardens in Japan.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
More information: http://www.bbg.org
Chicago Botanic Garden
The top of my list, this garden is the largest with 385 acres. It is home to a renowned Bonsai collection of miniature masterpieces, including some donated by bonsai master Susumu Nakamura.
Located in Chicago, IL
More information: http://www.chicagobotanic.org
Cleveland Botanical Garden
10 acres to explore with the oldest children's garden. The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, an immense conservatory filled with plant and animal life from the spiny desert of Madagascar and the Costa Rican rainforest.
Located in Cleveland, OH
More information: http://www.cbgarden.org
A nationally recognized display garden that spans more than 66 acres with 17 specialty gardens. Consistently ranked at #1 of all ‘Things to do’ in Dallas.
Located in Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.dallasarboretum.org
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
I have to recognize the Botanical Garden I worked at. 2 hours outside LA, the Living Desert provides desert gardens from around the world. Plus you can see the animals that survive in the these harsh conditions.
Located in Palm Desert, CA
More information: http://www.livingdesert.org
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