April 16, 2007 11:14 AM

American Public Gardens


Ever wonder what links all of the great public gardens across the United States? You think - surely they're related somehow. Well, now you get to learn. APGA - the American Public Gardens Association is what brings them all together.

You're sitting in Berkeley, trying to plan your trip to Santa Barbara. You've just taken a lot of plant courses, so you think it'd be fun to impress your friends and family by taking them to a garden where you can point out what's what. Well, here we go, you can find gardens anywhere you'd like to go with their search page:

It even works if you know a garden's name but can't remember where to find it. For instance "I want to visit the Huntington Botanical Garden! I keep hearing about how great it is. But is it even in California?" Well, yes, indeed it is. In fact, it's in San Marino, CA. That search page brought you right to its address and main phone number. How handy!

Maybe you're looking for research materials. You'd like a little something from its natural habitat in Idaho. You're not sure who to contact or where to go for your specimen. Don't worry! Just turn to the advanced search and you'll find everything that you need to get started.

Such a great resource!

Christina | Permalink | Comment on this article | Comments (2)

Comments (2)

I live really close to the Huntington Library and Gardens! It's a truly amazing and beautiful place with awesome artwork, and of course, beautiful grounds. Definitely get a chance to go there (even though it's in the middle of the suburbs).

Posted by Irene | 2007-04-18

I've been to the Huntington many times, in every season. I love that garden through and through. Have you ever had an occasion to enjoy their high tea? The teahouse is such a special highlight. I went for a birthday once. Descanso is another favorite, but I have only been twice.

Posted by Tina | 2007-04-18

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