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Washington Park Arboretum in the Fall

SEATTLE, WA Dazzling Places says: “The 230 acre, Olmsted-designed Washington Park Arboretum is one of Seattle’s crown jewels for outstanding scenery. I always rank it in the ten most beautiful places to see in Seattle.”

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Bellevue, WASHINGTON: Bellevue Botanical Gardens is a 36 acre garden located in Bellevue, Washington. The gardens include woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and a visitors center, as well as, an alpine rock garden, dahlia garden, entrance garden, fuchsia garden, ground cover garden, Lost Meadow Trail, native discovery garden, perennial border, water-wise garden, and the Yao garden (a …Read more »

Visit Hidcote Garden

CHIPPING CAMPDEN, ENGLAND Documentary from the BBC telling the story of Hidcote – the most influential English garden of the 20th century – and Lawrence Johnston, the enigmatic genius behind it. Hidcote was the first garden ever taken on by the National Trust, who spent 3.5 million pounds in a major programme of restoration. This …Read more »

Visit Benmore Botanic Garden in Scotland

ARGYLL, SCOTLAND Benmore Botanic Garden.

Wisteria Tree Tunnel in Japan

JAPAN: Wisteria- Most Beautiful Flower on earth (Wisteria Tree Tunnel, Japan) Wisteria (also spelled Wistaria or Wysteria) is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, that includes ten species of woody climbing vines native to the Eastern United States and to China, Korea, and Japan. Some species are popular ornamental plants, especially …Read more »

Oudolf Perennial Meadow in Somerset

SOMERSET, ENGLAND: Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings. OPENING HOURS Hauser & Wirth Somerset is open Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays except …Read more »

DC-Area Gardens in October

From WASHINGTON, DC AREA: 1-minute video of scenes from the US Botanic Garden, National Arboretum, National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, River Farm and Brookside Gardens. See more images of public gardens in the Washington D.C. area in October.

National Cathedral Bishop’s Garden in May

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Olmsted-designed Bishop’s Garden is on the grounds of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Regional Garden at the U.S. Botanic Garden throughout the Seasons

WASHINGTON, DC Tour the Regional Garden at the U.S. Botanic Garden throughout the season, with photos taken April – November of 2014.  All plants are native to the Mid-Atlantic. Click here for plant names. Video by DC Gardens, a nonprofit campaign promoting public gardens and gardening in the Washington, D.C. area.

Meadowlark Botanical Garden in May

VIENNA, VIRGINIA Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a 95-acre public garden in Vienna, Virginia. This is what it looks like in May. Photos and video by Tom Stovall.

U.S. Botanic Garden in July

WASHINGTON, DC Located at the foot of the U.S. Capitol, very near the Mall and museums, the U.S. Botanic Garden is open every day of the year.  Across Independence Avenue is its Bartholdi Park, a local favorite. Video by DC Gardens, a nonprofit campaign promoting public gardens and gardening in the Washington, D.C. area.

Nichols Arboretum

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN Tour of Nichols Arboretum. A Michigan Daily article from 1998 rumored that Robert Frost might have written the poem, “The Road Not Taken,” about his time spent in Ann Arbor’s beloved arboretum. Frost was, after all, a poet-in-residence at U-M in the 1920s. But with this particular poem being penned back in …Read more »