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1700 Public Gardens in the US and Canada
Botanic, Arboretum, Aquatic and Other Gardens. All public - some charge fees.

Map Usage:
  • To initially position map, put 2 letter State abbreviation in "find" box on map.
  • Zoom in to find a garden: Double click (also re-centers) or use slider in upper left of map.
  • Click on colored symbol for balloon with info. In balloon, click on underlined for yet more info.
  • Symbols: = garden;  Blue = has AHS reciprocity*;  Round = has restaurant**
The "DRIVING DIRECTIONS" should get you close, but then use the address to find it. 

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By Don BurokerTom Hillegass and Suzanna Hillegass

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Download the data for your GPS at POIFactory.

Please email us public gardens that we are missing.  All we need is name, address and phone.

How to make email work with GMAIL, YAHOO, etc  

If you wish to add a garden review, add it to Yelp or Tripadvisor and we will access it from here.

~This web site is dedicated to Tom's wife, Suzanna,  whose love of gardening and of visiting gardens inspired the project.~

* AHS reciprocity (blue): Means this garden belongs to the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program in 2014. If a visitor becomes a member of one participating garden s/he gets benefits at all particiapting gardens - usually including free admission or parking as well as other benefits - call or visit the garden's web site to learn more.

** Restaurant (round): Garden has a full restaurant or a snack facility (our data are not complete, some gardens may have restaurants we do not yet know about (code "UNK"= unknown ) - call or visit the garden's web site to learn more.

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