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1. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

List of Gardens

Here's another list. Except for two in Australia, all these are in the Western hemisphere - USA, a few in Canada, some in the Caribbean and South America. It's not an exhaustive list - I keep thinking of others to add. BUt I'm just going to stop

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1993 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hagley Park is in there, assuming it's the New Zealand one, but somehow the excellent Wellington botanic gardens isn't included.

I'd also recommend Inverewe Gardens (pronounced inver you) in Scotland and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Apr-2020, 06:14 GMT by AndyF ]

3. Posted by irenevt (Travel Guru 77 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

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I've been to Sydney botanical gardens and Perth botanical gardens and Golden Gate Park.

4. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1355 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Among my favorites:

Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro

Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Kenroku-en, Kanazawa

5. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Hagley Park is in there, assuming it's the New Zealand one, but somehow the excellent Wellington botanic gardens isn't included.

I'd also recommend Inverewe Gardens (pronounced inver you) in Scotland and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall.

THis isn't a list of botanical gardens. It is a list of ones I have visited. I haven't been to Wellington, or New Zealand.

I didn't list any in Europe that I had been to.

6. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1993 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

THis isn't a list of botanical gardens. It is a list of ones I have visited. I haven't been to Wellington, or New Zealand.

I didn't list any in Europe that I had been to.

Then I wonder if you have clicked Hagley Park in error, as I can't find another one in Google.

Yes I realised it was a list of ones you've been to- I was making a couple of suggestions for your future travels.

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

It isn't the NZ one. I have trouble with the names (like Birmingham and Norfolk) which are imported to the US from other places. There was a Norfolk Botanical Garden in the list but it was Norfolk UK, so I had to make my own. I didn't realize that Hagley Park was one of those names. The Hagley Park I visited was in Delaware USA

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Apr-2020, 19:12 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

8. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1447 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I had 2 but you said you didn't list any in Europe so perhaps the Jardin des Plantes was not the one in Paris that I've visited.

I second Andy's suggestion of Inverewe Gardens in Scotland. Actually, there were several beautiful gardens in Scotland we absolutely loved. You should try Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio for something closer to home. The Minter Gardens near Harris Springs are a nice substitute for the Butchart Gardens and more on the route if you are doing the AlCan Highway.

9. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Oh you are right - Jardin des Plantes is the one in Paris. I realized after I published the list when it was too late to change it that there were several that I visited in Paris and elsewhere in France.

I haven't been to Scotland since 1950. I'd love to go back, but it hasn't been an option.

I have opinions about the various gardens. For instance the Leu garden is great. Bellingrath is just a collection of pretty plants. Sugar Mill has a collection of realistic dinosaur statues in it, and I've only been to the Oberlin Arboretum as a drunk college student. I took some painting lessons at Tyler Arboretum and we went to Fairchild twice - one for an exhibition of Chihuly

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Apr-2020, 00:47 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

10. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 926 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I surprisingly got 5 And I can't say that I visit that many gardens. The last one you listed as animal preserve/sanctuary I was wondering if there was a specific place name to go with that?

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Apr-2020, 03:27 GMT by Teoni ]