Public Gardens (and Parks) I've visited

This is a list of the public gardens and parks I've been able to visit, as well as a few private gardens or spaces that I thought worth including. If you're curious the link in green will take you to my post(s) on that garden or park...the year noted is when I visited.

The United States:


Arcosanti (2016)
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (2018) Part One, Part Two
Boyce Thompson Arboretum (2018) Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four
Casa Grande National Monument (2018)
The Desert Botanical Garden (2011); Part One, Part Two
The Desert Botanical Garden (2016)
Tucson Botanical Gardens (2011)


Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens (2016)
Balboa Park (2014): Intro and Palm Canyon, Old Cactus Garden, The Desert Garden, The Lath House and Australian Garden, The Zoo
Berkeley Botanical Gardens (2009): Part One, Part Two
Berkeley Botanical Gardens (2014): Part One, Part Two
The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden (2014)
Filoli (2013)
The Gardens at Cornerstone (2012)
The Getty Center (2017)
The Huntington Gardens (2009): Part One, Part Two
The Huntington Gardens (2012): Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4
The Huntington Gardens (2014): Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four
The Los Angles County Arboretum (2014): Part One, Part Two
Lotusland (2009)
Lotusland (2016): Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven
Lotusland (2019): Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven
The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA (2015)
Pitzer College Campus (2017); Part One, Part Two
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden; The Palm Oasis. The Garden
The Ruth Bancroft Garden (2012); Part One, Part Two
The Ruth Bancroft Garden (2013)
The Ruth Bancroft Garden (2016): Part One, Part Two
The San Diego Botanic Garden (2014): Part One, Part Two
San Francisco Botanical Garden/Strybing Arboretum (2009): Part One, Part Two
San Francisco Botanical Garden/Strybing Arboretum (2013)
San Francisco Botanical Garden The Conservatory of Flowers (2013)
The Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (2012)
Sunset Headquarters Demonstration Garden (2013)
The Taft (2015); Part 1, Part 2
The Ventura Botanical Gardens (2015)
The Wave Garden (2013): Part 1, Part 2
The Wave Garden (2014)


Chatfield Farms (2019)
Denver Botanic Gardens (2019): Part One, Part Two
Mesa Verde National Park (2011)
The Gardens on Spring Creek (2019)

New Mexico

Chaco Canyon (2011)
The Rio Grande Botanic Garden (2011)
White Sands National Moument (2013)


Crater Lake (2011)
Elk Rock Garden at the Bishop's Close (2013) (2014)
The Grotto (2010)
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Clarno Unit (2010)
Lan Su Classical Chinese Garden (2011) (2012) (2018)
Leach Botanical Garden (2010) (2015)
Lower Macleay Park and Hoyt Arboretum (2010)
Newberry Caldera and Paulina Peak (2011)
The Oregon Garden (2013)
Portland's Japanese Garden (2012) (2018)
The Rogerson Clematis Garden (2016)
South Waterfront Park and Tom McCall Park, Portland (2012)


Centennial Park and Natchez Trace (2010)
The Hermitage (2010)
Radnor Lake (2010)


The Capitol Region - WA D.C. | Maryland | Virginia

Hillwood (2017)
Smithsonian Gardens on The Mall (2017): Heirloom Garden and Victory GardenCastle Garden and Enid A. Haupt GardenThe Mary Livingston Ripley GardenNational Museum of the American Indian and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
The U.S. Botanic Garden (2017)
The National Mall (2017)


The Amazon Spheres Part One, Part TwoThe Understory at the Amazon Spheres (2018)
The Bloedel Reserve (2011)
Bellevue Botanical Garden (2011) (2015)
The Dunn Garden (2011)
Gaiser Conservatory (2011)
Heronswood (2013)
Highline Botanical Garden (2017)
Hillside Desert Botanical Garden (2012) (2019)
Kubota Gardens (2013)
Manito Park (2009) (2011)
Pt Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (2018) Part One, Part Two
Rhododendron Species Botanic Garden (2016) Fern Stumpery, Bonsai Museum, Garden
Seattle Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum (2012)
South Seattle Community College Arboretum (2011)
The Miller Garden (2013) Part One, Part Two
The Olympic Sculpture Park (2011)
The Pacific Connections Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum (2012) (2013) (2015)
The Pat Calvert Greenhouse at the Washington Park Arboretum (2015) (2018)
Volunteer Park and Conservatory (2010) Part One, Part Two, Part Three
W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park (2010)


Vancouver, British Columbia

Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park (2010)
UBC Botanical Garden (2010); Part One, Part Two
VanDusen Botanical Garden (2010); Part One, Part Two



The Kew Gardens (2012), The Palm HouseThe Temperate HouseThe Mediterranean Garden, Sackler Crossing and "shopping"The Princess of Wales Conservatory Part 1Part 2 ; The Rock Garden and Davies Alpine House
The Chelsea Physic Garden (2012)
The Garden Museum (2012)



Jardin du Luxembourg (2018)
Le Jardin des Plantes (2018)
Parc André Citroën (2018); Part One, Part Two


  1. Great! This page is, beautiful, interesting, and I like so much!!! I'm biology's student, I'm studying rock outcrop with my friends of the botanical laboratory of UEPB (nourthest of Brazil), so, I like very so much of the colections that you've posted, the monocots are our neighbors and fellows during all the searching. Now, speaking on my language: oh, blog arretado!!!

  2. M in san AntonioSeptember 19, 2013

    please come visit some gardens in Texas!

    1. I would love to! I've been to San Antonio (preblog) and it's a beautiful city. Hopefully I'll visit Austin in 2018.

  3. You should come check out Lewis Ginter Botanical garden here on the outskirts of Richmond VA;its a little pricey,but well worth it.I think its ranked 2 in the nation.

    1. Thanks for the tip! If I'm ever in the area...

  4. I LOVE your blog and the way you have it set up is so easy to navigate. I too am an avid gardener and am just now looking to start my blog. Is there one you can recommend? What's the one you use here because it's great?

    1. Thank you! Looks like you're already associated with Blogger, that's the one I use and find it great.


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