There are thousands of public gardens large and small throughout the United States. These are the gardens which we have visited and written about for this website. They include all types and sizes of public gardens, from small arboretums in city parks to massive landscapes protected by private foundations.
Gardens by State
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They are listed alphabetically, but you can also see them on our
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With a parade of blooms for every season, Aldridge Botanical Gardens south of Birmingham features one of the top collections of hydrangeas in the Southeast, a legacy to the family that propagated and patented the Snowflake hydrangea.
One of Florida's finest formal gardens, Alfred B. MacLay Gardens contains one of the most impressive and historic camellia collections in the South.
An unexpected oasis in the dryness of the Texas Panhandle, the compact Amarillo Botanical Gardens are centered around a humid tropical conservatory.
With stunning azalea blooms in season and carefully landscaped thematic gardens across 65 acres, Bellingrath Gardens enchants with its beauty and its location.
A hidden gem in Tallahassee, Dorothy B. Oven Park is a city park on the former location of the Camellia Nursery of Tallahassee, established in 1919 by one of Florida's earliest camellia growers.
Home to the National Trillium Collection, this mosaic of woodland gardens and formal spaces provide a natural contrast to the adjoining NASA facilities in Alabama's own "Rocket City."
A beautiful blend of well-tended gardens and natural woodlands on a high bluff at Coker College, Kalmia Gardens provides both botanical and geologic surprises.
At America's oldest public garden, the romantic gardens of Magnolia Plantation flow through natural woodlands and swamps, with a strong emphasis on azaleas and camellias.
Laid out under a formal landscape architecture plan mirroring European gardens, the gardens of Middleton Place are the oldest of their style in America, started in 1741 by Henry Middleton.
Designed by landscape architect Robert Cridland, the gardens surrounding Martha Berry's home at Oak Hill range from formal garden rooms to woodlands ablaze in spring blossoms.
For an unparalleled immersion into the weird and wonderful world of carnivorous plants, this natural setting in Wilmington, North Carolina focuses on their delicate beauty.