Southwest Gardens

Albuquerque: Rio Grande Botanic Garden

Albuquerque, New Mexico Rio Grande Botanic Garden The Garden currently encompasses 20 developed acres, including a 10,000 square foot glass conservatory housing native and exotic plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones and a seasonal butterfly conservatory featuring hundreds of free-flying North American butterflies and moths. [ info ]

Andrews Arboretum

Boulder, Colorado Andrews Arboretum A peaceful acre in the heart of Boulder, with native evergreens, cultivated shrubs, groundcovers, a variety of deciduous trees, and more. Named after Darwin M. Andrews, an internationally recognized horticulturist from Boulder.Open daily, free admission.3198 N. Broadway St.,Boulder, CO, 8030 [ info ] [ Local Weather ]

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Tucson, Arizona Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see […]

Austin: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Legacy of Lady Bird Johnson, introduces visitors to the incredible beauty of native plants.

Austin: The Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum

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The Hall of Texas Heroes collection features a “clone” of Austin’s famous “Treaty Oak”

Beaumont: Beaumont Botanical Gardens

Beaumont, Texas Beaumont Botanical Gardens This 23.5 acre public garden is located within the tree-shaded 500 acres of Tyrrell Park. It is the home of the Bert and Jack Binks Horticultural Center and the Warren Loose Conservatory, the second largest conservatory in a public garden in Texas. Numerous theme gardens that display camellias, modern and […]

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Vail, Colorado Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Situated high in the Rocky Mountains and in the shadow of Colorado’s Gore Range, at 8,200 ft, this is the world’s highest botanic garden. The assortment of perennial beds, rock gardens and waterfalls dramatically display an astonishing array of the world’s most unique and beautiful high elevation plants. [ […]

Corpus Christi: South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Corpus Christi, Texas South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center This 180-acre South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center showcases nine uniquely-designed gardens, including the Orchid House and Plumeria Garden,the Bromeliad Conservatory and Butterfly House. More than 2500 orchids (one of the largest collections in the South), 70 hibiscus, 250 plumeria and 300 roses. [ […]

Dallas: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s new Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure is a national treasure

Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver, Colorado Denver Botanical Gardens Denver Botanic Gardens is recognized as one of the top five botanical gardens in the United States. Art and science unite in the Gardens’ spectacular 23-acre site, filled with more than 32,000 plants from Australia, Africa and the Himalayas. Additional sites at Denver Botanic Gardens are at Chatfield, a 750-acre […]

Descanso Gardens

La Cañada Descanso Gardens

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Long Beach, California Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden “I have a dream for this garden. When a person is tired, or anxious, or in a quest of beauty, may they enter and come forth refreshed to meet the problems of the day.” Situated on the campus of California State University Long Beach, the 1.3 acre […]

Elizabeth Gamble Garden

Palo Alto, California Elizabeth Gamble Garden Located south of San Francisco, this 2.5 acre property includes an historic home, carriage house, tea house, and formal and demonstration gardens. [ info ] [ Local Weather ]

Filoli Gardens

Woodside, California Filoli Gardens A property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli is a wondrous 654-acre estate 30 miles south of San Fransisco. Magnificent gardens are seemingly untouched by the passage of time. A grand Georgian mansion sits amongst these gardens where hundreds of rare flowers, plants and trees flourish. [ info ] […]

Fort Worth: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth Botanic Garden The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is a 109-acre home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 21 specialty gardens. Attractions include Fuller Garden, Japanese Garden, Perennial Garden, Fragrance Garden, Trial Garden, Four Seasons Garden, Conservatory, Water […]

Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton, California Fullerton Arboretum The Fullerton Arboretum, a 26-acre botanical garden with an ecologically arranged collection of plants from around the world, is located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus). The Arboretum serves the community as a resource for ecological, horticultural, and historical education. The beautiful grounds offer visitors a […]

Georgetown: Georgetown Sunken Garden

Georgetown, Texas Georgetown Sunken Garden This lovely sunken garden and the surrounding San Gabriel Park sit on the banks of the San Gabriel River in Georgetown. Visit the Arbor Day Ceremony and Flower Show on April 14 at the San Gabriel Park’s Community Center. [ info ]

Getty Center Central Garden

Los Angeles, California Getty Center Central Garden The 134,000-square-foot Central Garden, designed by artist Robert Irwin, is at the heart of the Getty Center. Irwin’s vision, “Always changing, never twice the same,” is fulfilled by over 500 plant varieties that highlight the interplay of light, color, and reflection throughout the gardens. Site includes a Stream […]

Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden

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Golden Gate Parks Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco, California Golden Gate Parks Conservatory of Flowers Prominently situated near the eastern end of the world-famous Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants including palms, orchids, bromeliads, carnivorous plants and much more. [ info ] [ Local Weather ]

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