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The Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens In America

Travelers Today       By    Glory Moralidad

Updated: Mar 11, 2017 03:47 AM EST

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Botanical gardens in the US continue to be increasingly popular, having events like The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival or the Super Bloom In California's Desert. If you're into this sort of thing, here are some of the best ones that the United States has to offer. 

Missouri Botanical Garden. This garden in Missouri is one of the oldest in the country, and is considered as a National Historic Landmark. People can expect to see peonies, azaleas, crocuses, and the famed cherry blossom tree. You don't have to go that far to Japan to see the cherry blossoms flowering all over the place.

The Missouri Botanical Garden also has Japanese-themed parts of the park where one can cross Japanese bridges and enjoy grottos, and terraces. Currently, they have an orchid show up to March 26. Hurry and experience the flower fest!

Biltmore House Gardens, Asheville, NC. Because spring is near, it's best to head to Biltmore House Gardens to see the azaleas and roses growing this year. Various tulip species begins to blooming in the Walled Garden and Estate Entry by the start of April. Flowering shrubs and trees, forsythia, spirea, magnolia, and flowering cherries can be seen throughout the estate. Take a walk around the property, Forest River, and meadows and bask in the great outdoors.

Denver Botanic Gardens. This botanical garden has large landscape designs and greenhouses for various flower species growing there. It has a Japanese Garden integrating rock formations to create peaceful surroundings. They also have a Tropical Conservatory that has a trail and waterfall flowing down. You can find orchids or birds of paradise when walking along the road to the conservatory. If you want to gaze upon succulents or something dreamy like in the in the works of Shakespeare, then avail of the Midsummer Nights' tour of the garden. There are plenty of art exhibition in the vicinity, too.

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. You can get to explore about 1,077 acres of the place from its children's gardens and formal flower blooms. Visit the Flower Garden Drive, Chimes Tower and Waterfall, and the Birdhouse for a unique view of the garden. You can find various hybrid flowers in the area, such as the Longwood Hybrid Cineraria. The best flowers to look out for are the Kohleria, Pride-of-Madeira, and the Dutch Crocus. 

Portland Japanese Garden. According to Travel and Leisure, the garden offers authentic Japanese-themed looks and integrates "bridges, pagodas, and an authentic teahouse that punctuate the landscape of native plants and Japanese imports." Spring is the best time to visit the garden, especially if you want to see cherry blossoms bloom in their prime. It was landscape architect Takuma Tono who brought Japan to Portland with his beautiful work. 

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