Are you a lover of plants? What about landscape architecture? Do you enjoy leisurely strolls? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, check out one of these top five stunning botanical gardens located throughout the U.S. (Psssst: A visit to a botanic garden and a lunch at a lovely restaurant makes a perfect Mother’s Day outing.)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (photo)
Located in the heart of New York City, this urban sanctuary is popular with Brooklyn residents looking for a nature escape and tourists alike. Take a free guided tour (beginning at 1:00 p.m. most weekend days—meet at the visitor’s center), or stroll the grounds on your own. While you’re there, take a stroll through Bluebell Wood, a wooded haven filled with blooming bluebells, as the name implies. 718-623-7200; bbg.org.
United States Botanic Garden
Located on the National Mall, the United States Botanic Garden is truly a national treasure. Admission is free, and there are a number of educational opportunities for children and adults. Visitor favorites include the rose garden, the butterfly garden and the First Ladies' water garden. 202-225-8333; www.usbg.gov.
Desert Botanical Garden
The 50-acre Desert Botanical Garden is filled with desert plants, including cacti and succulents. A unique aspect of the garden is the collection of 140 rare, endangered or threatened plants included on the groups. The Desert Botanical Garden hosts an annual spring concert series, called Music in the Garden, from March- June. 480-941-1225; dbg.org.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden has a lot to offer on top of its beautiful landscaping. Check out the orchid conservatory or one of the visiting art exhibitions on view. Perhaps most impressive is the “canopy walk,” which allows lets visitors tour an urban forest from 40 feet in the air. 404-876-5859; atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
Chicago Botanic Garden
The expansive (385-acre) Chicago Botanic Garden is beloved by Windy City dwellers and tourists alike. It includes 24 display gardens and four native plant habitats (the vegetable gardens are especially impressive). Most of the gardens are located on islands,which just adds to their loveliness. There are also a number of classes, specialized tours, and various on-site educational opportunities for learners of all ages. 847-835-5440; chicago-botanic.org.
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter!
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
4 Fun and Free Museums to Visit in Los AngelesComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Many travelers head to Los Angeles with ideas of living large like the celebrities who call the city home. They want to experience that magic of the City of Angels without breaking the bank. However, realistic budgets quickly squash those dreams of living large in Los Angeles. While you might not be able to frequent the shops on Rodeo Drive and spend a small fortune, Los Angeles does offer several fun and free museums you can visit to fill up your time in town....read more
7 Last Minute Secret Summer Destinations To Visit Around The GlobeComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Not all of us are planners when it comes to travel. However, in the summer months, you can’t really afford to wing it. Many hotels are booked up or prices for everything from rental cars to flights are sky high in the go-to vacation destinations around the globe. However, there are many last minute destinations that can sweeten the end of your summer. While these destinations might not be the loudest and most well known, but hey provide much enrichment without too much of cost or crowds....read more
In My Bag: Kelly’s Jordanian TreasureComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
In this blog post series, I interview world travelers about an object that came home in their bag and what it means to them. This week’s post features Kelly Moe-Rossetto, woman of the world and founder of Cardamom Collective....read more
Animal of the Week: Maya the Cat, Snapchat World TravelerComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Cats. When they’re not sleeping, eating, or peeing on your most prized possessions, they’re becoming Internet famous....read more
4 Simple Tech Tips for Airport TravelComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Traveling through an airport isn’t always sunshine and roses. It can mean shoddy Wi-Fi connections, endless hours waiting on a delay and bad meals. While the crowds, security process and bad fast food often can’t be avoided, you can make the tech side of your airport time a little more enjoyable, useful and safe....read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2014 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.