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Public Gardens

For anyone who is a plant lover, visiting a public garden is equivalent to a child visiting Disney World. Public gardens are treasure troves of plants, presented in a way that's both scientific and educational. Think of them as a living museum for plants.

They can include botanical gardens, arboreta, nature centers, college campuses, zoos, historic landscapes, and even cemeteries. Some public gardens are free to visit, while others charge for admission. Many host special events during the year, including plant sales, educational programs, kids' camps, and more. Others offer art shows, music concerts, and even moonlight walks!

If you'd like more information about public gardens in your area, you can search the website of the American Public Gardens Association.

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