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Gardens of the World — Colorado

Not all gardens feature plants as their primary mission. My favorite gardens in Colorado are found on the outskirts of Colorado Springs. Garden of the Gods is a state park which features gardens of sandstone rocks which have been sculpted … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — Illinois

Lincoln Park is one of the premier city parks of Chicago. Some of its highlights include wandering around the park, admiring the landscape gardens which add beauty and tranquility to the ambiance. Don’t these plantings add considerable charm and aesthetic … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — California

San Diego is one of the most desirable and popular destinations around the world because of its ideal climate. As a result plants from all over the world can be grown in gardens here. The pride and joy of San … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — Washington, DC

Our nation’s capital does not seem to be a likely place to find a wonderful garden. However, the US Botanical Gardens, which can be found just below the US Capitol Building, is a calm, tranquil alternative to the hustle and … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — New Hampshire

New Hampshire, with its long and cold winters is not an ideal location for gardens. However, there is a place that we enjoy visiting which includes a series of gardens to enhance the outdoor experience. Cathedral of the Pines can … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — Georgia

Early spring is the time to visit the Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The grounds here are extensive landscape gardens which feature the azalea, one of the most beautiful of the flowering shrubs of America. The gardens are huge … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — Rhode Island

Except for the gardens at Roger Williams Park in Providence, most of Rhode Island’s gardens may be found associated with elegant mansions in Newport. These “summer cottages” of the ultra-rich were maintained to impress neighbors and to offer residents a … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — Massachusetts

Although the climate of Massachusetts prevents the display of tropical and sub-tropical botanical specimens, several gardens have managed to develop a following of patrons and have become popular attractions for plant-lovers. The Bridge of Flowers, in Shelburne Falls, entices visitors … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — Florida

Florida’s semi-tropical climate allows for the cultivation and growth of a huge and diverse group of plants, including many exotics from the tropics. As a result, this state has a number of noteworthy gardens which celebrate the beauty and diversity … Continue reading

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Why Go to St Paul?

Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you … Continue reading

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