All Destination Public Gardens

Destination public gardens are well established, actively maintained visitor attractions where the main focus is public horticulture.

  • Charlotte Rhoades Park & Butterfly Garden

    Established in 1998, the Butterfly Garden at the Charlotte Rhoades Park is an outstanding example of a public garden that has emerged from passionate volunteer support.  Educational programs, garden maintenance and evolution is all provided through dedicated volunteers. The original garden design was completed by Maine landscape architect Bruce Riddell. read more

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a beautiful example of urban renewal and the power of garden spaces!  The creation of the Greenway was a joint effort of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, and various civic groups.  It was made possible from a read more

  • Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

    Dating back to 1754, this property helps tell a number of stories about American history.  As a public garden, the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden includes historic roses, peonies, and lilacs (to name a few).  The formal parterre garden and many plants that are now important aspects of the gardens were read more

  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

    This conservatory, designed by Albert Kahn, was opened in 1904.  The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is the oldest continually-running conservatory in the US!  It features five distinct sections that include a vast array of plants including an orchid collection that stems from the 600 plant orchid donation made to the City of read more

  • Spohr Gardens

    A delightful public garden located in Cape Cod.  Spohr Gardens is an unexpected treat for locals as well as out of town visitors.  Beautiful woodland gardens sprinkled with an impressive collection of nautical treasures.  Spectacular in the spring due to the daffodils, azaleas, and rhododendrons.  It is also a peaceful read more

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

    A spectacular American public garden. This is a must see for all garden enthusiasts! This property features a wide variety of garden design styles, specimen plants, educational opportunities, and special events.

  • New York Botanical Garden

    One of America’s finest public garden. NYBG has been an influential voice in public horticulture for over 125 years. This destination public garden has all the visitor amenities as well as a diverse set of garden experiences. Great for all ages!

  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Beautiful ornamental gardens originally designed by famous designer Ernest Bowditch nestled within a park-like setting. Thanks to dedicated citizen volunteers, this property is a great example of a historic house & garden restoration that led to the creation of a public garden.

  • Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

    Originally the home of Francis A. Bartlett (founder of Bartlett Tree Expert Company), this property became a public garden in 1965 when the State of CT purchased the land under the Federal Open Spaces Program in order to create the CT State Arboretum. Enjoy nearly 64 acres of trees, gardens, read more

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