Longwood Gardens Wins Best Botanical Garden!
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- Chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best
New York Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park also winners
Botanical gardens study, protect, exhibit and teach about plants. The best gardens boast extensive collections and stunning presentations, making them must-visits in their respective cities.
Based on 10Best reader votes, these are the 10 Best Botanical Gardens in the nation:
- Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, Penn.
- New York Botanical Garden - Bronx, N.Y.
- Missouri Botanical Garden - St. Louis
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Richmond, Va.
- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay, Maine
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden - Dallas
- Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe, Ill.
- Cheekwood - Nashville
- Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Cindy Brockway (The Trustees), Abby Hird (Botanic Gardens Conservation International) and Katy Moss Warner (American Horticultural Society) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of flowers and gardens.
Other nominees for Best Botanical Garden included Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York, Chanticleer in Wayne, Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley in Berkeley and the United States Botanic Garden in Washington.
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