Must-See Botanical Gardens in the US

BY Travel Writer

Best Botanical Gardens in the US

As Spring begins to replace Winter we can celebrate the growing season with either starting our own vegetable gardens in the backyard or appreciating professional botanical gardens. Local botanical garden can be a fun family outing, check ahead of time if they allow picnicking. They can be an invigorating place to power walk and rejuvenate, or to for a personal retreat to nature and beauty.  These gardens are some of the most popular in the US. We picked one from each region for inspiration. IF you’ve never ventured to appreciate nature as art, start with seeking out a local botanical garden, you may be surprised at how much you enjoy the outing. If you live in an area that has four seasons consider visiting your local botanical garden in the Fall and Winter as well to see how the seasons change the landscape you admired earlier  in Spring or Summer.

Best Western US Botanical Garden – Denver, Colorado

Denver Botanical Garden

Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin for Denver Botanic Gardens

Best Eastern US Botanical Garden – Washington DC

Botanical Garden

Photo Courtesy of aec.ca

Best Southern Botanical Garden –  Coral Gables, Florida

Botanical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Garden

Best Northern Botanical Garden – Boise, Idaho

Idaho Botanical Gardens

Photo courtesy of plenairpaintersofidaho.org

Best Middle US Botanical Garden – Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Botanical Garden

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Botanical Garden