In public gardens we can experience gardening concepts realized. These are some garden places where I’ve discovered some of the breadth of possibilities that plants hold.
North Carolina Botanical Garden
A conservation garden and part of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
A treasure featuring the Orchid Conservatory, an 8,000 square foot glasshouse, filled with orchids and tropical plants.
The North Carolina Arboretum
Nestled within the Pisgah National Forest of the Southern Appalachians, a garden highlighting plants of the region.
Ladew Topiary Gardens
Topiary and exquisite garden rooms in Monkton, Maryland.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
A 55-acre landscape design gem on Duke University’s campus.
Colonial Williamsburg Gardens
Multiple interesting gardens with a historical perspective and judicious use of native plants, in Virginia.
Aesthetic legacy of Henry Francis du Pont, a naturalistic garden at his home in Delaware.
Pierre S. du Pont’s horticultural laboratory and artistic landscape in Pennsylvania.
In Asheville, North Carolina, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.