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Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, Nature Centers

Natural parks, gardens, arboreta (the plural of arborertum) or places where flowers, trees and other plants are presented for scientific, educational and enjoyment purposes.


Allen Centennial Cardens

Madison, Wisconsin, 53706
The Allen Centennial Gardens is a free public garden on the grounds of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The grounds feature the Agricultural Dean's House, the home of the first four deans of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.


Awbury Arboretum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19138
The Awbury Arboretum was established in 1916 by the family of Henry Cope, a Quaker shipping merchant. The grounds were partially designed by William Saunders, designer of the Cemetery at the Gettysburg Battlefield and of the U.S. Capitol grounds.


Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, 89109
Owned by MGM Mirage, the Bellagio was built on the site of the demolished Dunes hotel and casino. The building was inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio, Italy.


Biosphere 2

Oracle, Pinal County, Arizona, 85739
Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching, and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe.


Cades Cove

Cades Cove is an isolated valley located in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The valley was home to numerous settlers before the formation of the national park.


Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 43210
The arboretum proper contains roughly 1,000 trees representing over 120 species that grow throughout Ohio. It also includes a Learning Garden and specialized gardens for annuals, hostas, perennials, roses, and wildflowers.


Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, 82001
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens functions as a traditional public botanic garden, municipal nursery and community garden. They are the United States Intermountain West's oldest and one of the largest public demonstration sites for renewable energy.


Core Arboretum

Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, 26506
In 1948, Professor Earl Lemley Core convinced the president of West Virginia University to set some newly aquirered property aside for the study of biology and botany. In 1975 the arboretum was named in Core's honor.


Delaware Center for Horticulture

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, 19806
The Delaware Center for Horticulture cultivates a greener community by inspiring appreciation and improvement of the environment through horticulture, education, and conservation.


Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Littleton, Colorado, 80123
This 700 acre site, formerly called Chatfield Nature Preserve/Arboretum, includes open grassland areas, ten acres of wetlands, a stream, ponds, a dry land perennial garden and a display garden of plants from the West.


Dole Plantation

North Shore, Hawaii, 96786
The Dole Plantation features the world's largest maze, grown entirely out of Hawaiian plants. Originally built in 1998, it lost its place in the Guinness Book of World Records until it was expanded in July 2007.


Eureka Springs Park

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33610
This site was developed into a botanical garden of rare and unusual plants as a result of many years of work by Albert Greensburg, who donated the site to Hillsborough County in 1967.


Hoosier National Forest

Bedford, Indiana, 47421
The Hoosier National Forest is a property managed by the United States Forest Service in the hills of southern Indiana. Hoosier National Forest's headquarters are located in Bedford, with a regional office in Tell City.


Idaho Botanical Garden

Boise, Idaho, 83712
The Idaho Botanical Garden botanical garden located on 50 acres (200,000 m2) at 2355 North Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho. After the penitentiary was closed, the land lay dormant for more than a decade, and in 1984 the gardens were first created.


Idaho Museum of Natural History

Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, 83201
The Idaho Museum of Natural History is the official state natural history museum of Idaho, located on the campus of Idaho State University. Founded in 1934, it has collections in anthropology, vertebrate paleontology, earth science, and the life sciences.


Manito Park and Botanical Gardens

Spokane, Washington, 99203
Manito Park and Botanical Gardens is a 90-acre (0.36 km2) public park with arboretum, botanical gardens, and conservatory, located at 17th Ave and Grand Blvd in Spokane, Washington, USA. It is open daily without charge.


Mississippi Petrified Forest

Flora, Mississippi, 39071
Mississippi Petrified Forest is a petrified forest located near Flora, Mississippi. It is privately owned and open for public visits.


Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden)

St. Louis, Missouri, 63110
The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw's Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw.


Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19118
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania features thousands of rare plants, including some of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest, and largest trees.


Mt. Cuba Center

Greenville, New Castle County, Delaware, 19807
The Mt. Cuba Center encompasses a diverse set of grounds, ranging from a Lilac Alle´┐Ż, Formal Garden, and South Terrace to more natural gardens including the Dogwood Path, Meadow, Pond Garden, West Slope Path, Woods Path and Rock Wall.


Nichols Arboretum

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, 48104
Nichols Arboretum (123 acres, 49.7 hectares) is operated by the University of Michigan. It is a mosaic of University and City properties operated as one unit. The arboretum is open daily from sunrise to sunset with no charge for admission.


North Carolina Botanical Garden

Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, 27599
North Carolina Botanical Garden comprises 14 collections and display gardens, containing some 5,900 accessions representing 2,100 species.


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 15213
The gardens were founded in 1893 by steel and real-estate magnate Henry Phipps as a gift to the City of Pittsburgh. It contains formal gardens and various species of exotic plants.


Quigley's Castle

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 72632
Quigley's Castle is a historic house museum and garden at 274 Quigley Castle Road, Arkansas, and is one of the most unusual houses in northwestern Arkansas. The house was designed by Elise Quigley and built in 1943 by Albert Quigley.


Renaissance Center

Detroit, Michigan, 48243
The Renaissance Center (also known as the GM Renaissance Center and nicknamed the RenCen) is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.


SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, California, 92109
SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California, in the United States. It was established on September 25, 1890. The park spans 404,064 acres (631.35 sq mi; 163,518.90 ha; 1,635.19 km2).


Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford, Connecticut, 06903
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center, located in Stamford, Connecticut, is an art, history, nature, and agricultural sciences museum. The property covers 118 acres beginning about half a mile north of the Merritt Parkway.


Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Akron, Summit County, Ohio, 44303
The estate was built between 1912 and 1915 for F. A. Seiberling, founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He gave it the name Stan Hywet, Old English for stone quarry. It is now a historic house museum and gardens, open seasonally to the public.


Sunken Gardens

St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, 33704
The Sunken Gardens are an important example of a 1930s Florida roadside commercial attraction, and is probably the oldest commercial tourist attraction on Florida's west coast.


United States Botanic Garden

Washington, District of Columbia, 20024
The botanic garden is run by the Congress of the United States and is supervised by the Architect of the Capitol, the person responsible for maintaining the grounds of the United States Capitol.


United States National Arboretum

Washington, District of Columbia, 20002
The U.S. National Arboretum is a research and education facility and a living museum. Established in 1927, the Arboretum is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.


University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, 19716
Gardens at this location include the original Clark Garden, a Magnolia Society test garden, native and non-native plant garden, a wildflower area, a herbaceous perennial garden and stretches of native trees and shrubs.


Viles Arboretum

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, 04330
The Viles Arboretum (formerly known as the Pine Tree State Arboretum) is a botanical garden and arboretum with 5 miles (8 km) of trails, open year round without charge. The plant collection contains over 300 species or varieties of trees and shrubs.


Willowwood Arboretum

Chester, New Jersey
Willowwood Arboretum, 130 acres (53 ha), is an arboretum and public park. It is part of the Morris County Park System and is open to the public daily.


Winterthur Museum

Winterthur, New Castle County, Delaware, 19735
The museum is the former home of the Dupont family and contains one of the finest collections of Americana to be found anywhere. The buildings and grounds were designed by the DuPonts to look like an English country estate.

Top 10 Most Popular Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, Nature Centers Landmarks

  1. Bellagio Hotel and Casino
  2. Dole Plantation
  3. Winterthur Museum
  4. North Carolina Botanical Garden
  5. Eureka Springs Park
  6. Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
  7. Cades Cove
  8. Manito Park and Botanical Gardens
  9. Quigley's Castle
  10. Biosphere 2