Famous Botanical Gardens
By Brandon Dudley July 14, 2011
Exotic flowers? Check. Rare foliage? Check. Cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring views, and stunningly artistic landscapes? Check! Botanical Gardens are a premier destination for both botany know-it-alls and general tourists alike. And if you’re looking for a new destination that’s perfect for family reunions and group getaways, then a botanical garden trip may be just what you need!
Not sure which garden to visit? Utilize our Charter buses Check out these top picks:
- Denver Botanic Gardens. Mountain wildflowers, numerous educational classes (anyone up for botanical illustration lessons?), and impeccable grounds are what set the Denver Botanic Gardens apart. Not to mention there’s an outdoor amphitheater for summer concerts!
- San Francisco Botanical Garden. Over 55 acres are covered in 75,000 types of plants. Plus, the San Fransisco Botanical Gardens are home to the renowned Redwood trail – a walking path dedicated to the largest trees in the world.
- Arnold Arboretum. Harvard University maintains the Arnold Arboretum – one of the oldest stateside arboretums. Located in Boston, the Arnold Arboretum specializes in plants from North America and eastern Asia.
- United States Botanic Garden. It’s officially cared for by the US Congress and is located right next to the Capitol. The US Botanic Garden is known for it’s butterfly garden, rose garden, and the spectacular First Ladies’ Water Garden.
- Chicago Botanic Gardens. More people head to the Chicago Botanic Gardens than any other US garden! Visitors come for the Chicago Botanic Gardens’ scientific research, educational programs, and 9,500 unique plant varieties.
- Montreal Botanic Garden. It’s one of the largest in the world and contains over 22,000 different species of plants. Make sure to check out the exquisite Japanese and Chinese gardens when you’re there.
Planning transportation for a botanical garden trip is simple and a great group travel activity.