Best Cities for Botanical Gardens


If you’re looking for a city with a rich cultural history, botanical gardens are one of the best ways to get the full scope of that history. It’s no secret that many cities have amazing Botanical Gardens, but not all cities can be considered home to some of the most spectacular botanical gardens in the world. So here’s our list of 5 cities where you can find some truly spectacular gardens:

New York

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx has over 50 flower gardens and more than 25,000 different types of plants. It also hosts a variety of events and educational courses throughout the year.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located in Prospect Park and has a large conservatory that houses thousands of plants from around the world as well as an arboretum with miles of trails to explore.

The Bronx Zoo offers more than just animals; it also has several acres full of beautifully landscaped gardens that make it one of New York’s most unique attractions.

San Francisco

In San Francisco, you’ll find two of the best botanical gardens in the country. Golden Gate Park boasts a collection of plants and flowers that’s made it one of the most popular destinations in California. The De Young Museum houses an impressive collection of artworks, while the California Academy of Sciences gives visitors a chance to interact with animals from around the world.


Seattle is an amazing city and home to many botanical gardens. The best way to get around in Seattle is via public transportation, since there are so many tourists who visit the city. If you’re planning a trip to Seattle, then consider visiting one of our beautiful botanical gardens! While there are other great cities for botanical gardens like Portland and San Diego, Seattle has some of the best ones out there.

Seattle Botanical Gardens: This garden was founded in 1910 by John Crerar and it’s now operated by University of Washington. It has over 13,000 species comprising more than 3,500 varieties of plants from all over the world including a wide variety of native plants from different regions such as Africa or South America

Woodland Park Zoo: Woodland Park Zoo was established in 1899 when its first animals were brought from Alaska where they had been collected by Dr William Hornaday on his expedition through Alaska during 1896-97 (Hornaday founded Bronx Zoo). Today this zoo houses about 2200 animals representing 230 species including elephants orangutans gorillas hippos giraffes zebras lions tigers bears monkeys etc..


Chicago is a city known for its architecture, and it has some of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the largest public botanical gardens in North America. It features over 50 acres of land, four miles of walking paths and an award-winning display garden called The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The Garfield Park Conservatory is another great choice for those who want to see many different kinds of plants but don’t have time to visit multiple places since it’s located right next door to the conservatories from above!

The Morton Arboretum may be slightly farther away from downtown Chicago than some other options on this list but its scenery makes up for that inconvenience! With 50 acres under glass (or plastic) you can spend an entire day exploring different plant life without leaving one spot! If you’re looking to learn more about trees this would also be a great place because they also offer educational programs throughout each year like their Arbor Day event where children can plant trees with their families after learning about how trees grow over time.”

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden, art gallery, and library in San Marino, California. It houses a world-renowned collection of rare books and manuscripts. In addition to the gardens themselves, it also has a museum about science and nature called the Morrison Planetarium; an art gallery showcasing European paintings from 1200–1900; an outdoor sculpture garden featuring works by Rodin, Picasso, Giacometti and Calder; as well as several indoor galleries displaying Asian art (Japanese prints) through drawings by Rembrandt


Atlanta is an excellent city in which to visit a botanical garden. There are many options, but perhaps the best is the Atlanta Botanical Garden, located in Piedmont Park at 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE. The garden has two beautiful glass houses that can be visited year-round, as well as a conservatory filled with tropical plants and flowers.

In addition to its natural beauty and spectacular views of Atlanta, this city also features several museums that will help you learn about its rich history. You may want to check out the Atlanta History Center (formerly known as the Georgia Historical Society), which has been around since 1889; or even better—the Georgia History Museum & Center (formerly known as the Georgia State Museum).

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  • Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra

Located in Coimbra, Portugal, this botanical garden has over 7,000 plant species and covers an area of about 175 acres. The park is home to more than 80 species of trees from all over the world. In addition to plants, it also contains a large number of sculptures and fountains that can be found throughout its landscape.

  • Biltmore Estate’s Plant Collection

This collection includes approximately 1,500 different types of plants including many different varieties and cultivars! Most notably included are azaleas and rhododendrons which can be found blooming in April right before summer officially begins here at Biltmore House during our annual Azalea Festival at Biltmore Plantation!


And there you have it! Our top picks for the best cities for botanical gardens. Whether you’re looking to explore new areas or just want a relaxing day trip from home, these cities will give you plenty of options for enjoying nature’s beauty.

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