Botanical Garden

The Naples Botanical Garden

Orchid enthusiasts, who are looking to get away this holiday season, now have an additional reason to visit Florida. In the southwest corner of the Sunshine state is the city of Naples, a touristy spot that is known for its countless golf courses and 300+ sunny days each year. But its ten year old botanical garden and prized orchid collection is getting all the attention.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

The Huntington is widely considered to be one of the finest botanical gardens in the country. Located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California in the swanky neighborhood of San Marino, the 120 acre site of developed gardens was formerly the home of railroad tycoon Henry Huntington and his wife Arabella who founded the institution in 1919. In addition to the plant collections, there is also an extensive library of rare books and several art galleries such that it can take tourists three days to experience everything.

New Orleans Botanical Garden After Hurricane Katrina

On the eve of the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow to Southern Louisiana, the New Orleans Botanical Garden has never looked better. Mark Menier, staff horticulturalist at the garden describes the Aug 29, 2005 Category 3 storm as a “blessing in disguise” despite the fact that the vast majority of their plant collection was lost. “Everything in the greenhouses that were four feet high or

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