1: MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
One of the oldest gardens in the country, with a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden and one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.
2: OLD WESTBURY GARDENS
Considered one of the finest English gardens in the country, historic English mansion surrounded by 200 acres of formal gardens, ponds, and woodlands on north shore of Long Island.
3: US BOTANIC GARDEN
An urban oasis with a conservatory, National Garden with regional plants, rose and butterfly gardens, and two-acre Bartholdi Park.
Ten acres of American Renaissance gardens surround a Gilded Age mansion built for industrialist John Deering.
5: DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
Scenic trails meander through dramatic displays of desert plants from around the world.
AND PAMELA WRIGHT