Southeast Gardens

A Garden Traveler’s Pilgrimage: Charleston

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For gardeners, Charleston, known as “a city set in a garden” is Mecca

Adairsville: Barnsley Gardens

Adairsville, Georgia Barnsley Gardens Step back to an era when parkland, pleasure grounds and gardens were as much a statement of wealth as the fine mansion set within them. Then imagine the task of creating such a place in a frontier wilderness in the 1840s, three weeks’ ride from Savannah, the nearest point of civilization. […]

Annapolis: Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden

Annapolis, Maryland Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden Representations of Maryland’s various geographic areas are featured in this five-acre garden. They include a Western Maryland forest, a streamside environment and an Eastern Shore peninsula. In addition, the barrier-free garden contains pleasant ponds; a raised planter with plants of varied textures, tastes and fragrances; and many cultivated plantings. […]

Asheville, NC: Biltmore

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Biltmore Estate, the 250-room “little mountain escape” George Vanderbilt built on 8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC. back in the 1890s was the final project of the renowned Frederick Law Olmsted, considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. The Biltmore  is a top Garden Traveler destination. Biltmore horticulturalists and gardeners have created […]

Asheville: Botanical Gardens at Ashville

Asheville, North Carolina Botanical Gardens at Ashville The focus is on plants native to the Southern Appalachian Mountain areas and include a large variety of trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, herbs, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, ferns, mosses and lichens – approximately 700 species in all. The garden also has such rare plants as the Mountain Camellia […]

Asheville: North Carolina Arboretum

Asheville, North Carolina North Carolina Arboretum The North Carolina Arboretum is a 426-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. Surrounded by the dense folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, the Arboretum is nestled in one of the most beautiful natural garden settings in America. [ […]

Athens: State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Athens, Georgia State Botanical Garden of Georgia This 300+ acre Garden is located just three miles south of the University campus. Of special interest, the International Garden depicts three eras that impacted the evolution of botanical gardens: the Middle Ages, the Age of Exploration and the Age of Conservation. For example, medicinal herbs displayed in […]

Athens: Trial Gardens at UGA

Athens, Georgia Trial Gardens at UGA “Nowhere is it written that research has to be ugly,” says Dr. Allan Armitage, who runs the research gardens at the University of Georgia in Athens. The gardens here are quite possibly the most colorful place in the SE U.S. and are among the finest trial gardens in the […]

Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Opens

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Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville location opens.

Atlanta: Atlanta Botanical Garden: Chihuly in the Garden

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Chihuly in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, April 30 – October 30, 2016.

Atlanta: Atlanta History Center

Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta History Center Ramble through 33 acres of Atlanta’s horticultural past. The 1928 Swan House and its formal gardens were created by architect Philip Trammell. The Tullie Smith Farm Gardens feature heirloom fruit trees, native grapes, vegetables and herbs, corn, cotton, perennials, and annuals found on a typical yeomen farm in Antebellum Georgia. […]

Auburn: Donald E Davis Arboretum

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Auburn, Alabama Donald E Davis Arboretum Here more than 270 tree and 500 plant species native to the Southeastern U.S. grow in Alabama’s special habitats, such as rocky hillsides, stream bottoms, pond edges, salt spray influenced sand dunes, pitcher plant bogs and the alkaline soil of the Black Belt Prairie. Over 13 acres and two […]

Ball Ground: Gibbs Gardens

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Jim Gibbs tells visitors, “it’s a pleasure garden, a feast for your senses.”

Baltimore: Cylburn Arboretum

Baltimore, Maryland Cylburn Arboretum Cylburn Arboretum is a nature preserve and city park of about 207 acres. Collections of Japanese maples, hollies, conifers, Maryland oaks, beeches, tree peonies, maples and magnolias stand on spacious lawns and many gardens surround the Victorian Mansion. Trails wind through the woodlands, where rare trees, native plants and wildflowers may […]

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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Mobile, Alabama Bellingrath Gardens and Home Bellingrath Gardens encompasses more than 65 acres, along with a 15-room museum home and the Bayou Boardwalk. The signature rose garden is a test site for All-America Rose Selections and features more than 2,000 roses in over 75 varieties. Voted “Top Public Rose Garden in the United States” in […]

Belmont: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Belmont, North Carolina Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Splendor Under Glass. The new Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. The conservatory – 8,000 square feet under five stories – features one of the largest indoor displays of bromeliads in the eastern U.S. and a 16-foot Tropical Canvas full […]

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Birmingham,   Alabama Birmingham Botanical Gardens Alabama’s oldest municipally owned garden, the 67.5 acre Birmingham Botanical Gardens is comprised of Gardens of Collections, Gardens of Nature and Gardens of Culture. Gardens of Collections focus on a plant genus. Some of the gardens are the Abroms Rhododendron Garden, the Crape Myrtle Garden, Fern Glade, Hess Camellia […]

Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Horticulture Garden

Blacksburg, Virginia Virginia Tech Horticulture Garden 2.4 acres of gardens. [ info ]

Blue Spring Heritage Center

Eureka Springs, Arkansas Blue Spring Heritage Center Now on the National Register of Historic Places, Blue Spring showcases the history of the Ozark region and the American Indian heritage. There are 33 acres, with over a mile of trails and gardens based on practices of American Indians, such as the Three Sisters Garden. A Medicine […]

Boyce: State Arboretum of Virginia

Boyce, Virginia State Arboretum of Virginia The Arboretum is home to the largest collection of boxwood cultivars in North America and more than half the world’s pine species. There is also an herb garden, perennial gardens, azalea garden, daylily garden and the woodland portion of the Virginia Native Plant Trail. [ info ]

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