As winter nears its end across North America, we're happy to announce the winners of what turned out to be the second most popular contest category since the launch of 10Best Readers' Choice.
The winners in the 'Best Public Garden' contest category for 10Best Readers' Choice are as follows:
- Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, Pa.
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Richmond, Va.
- Butchart Gardens - Victoria, B.C.
- Callaway Gardens - Pine Mountain, Ga.
- Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago
- Cheekwood Botanical Garden - Nashville
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay, Maine
- Missouri Botanical Garden - St. Louis
- Portland Japanese Garden - Portland, Ore.
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - Miami
Friends, fans and followers of these gardens were anxious to help their favorite green space land a winners spot, many of them voting repeatedly.
We can't think of a better list of places to explore in spring than these lovely gardens. Congratulations to all the gardens which have bloomed into official winners of our prestigious contest.