We learned a lot in 2020. We learned how to bake and cook new recipes in the kitchen. We learned how to roller skate, rock climb, and crochet too! However, somewhere in between all that, we also learned to cherish mother nature and outdoor spaces a little bit more. Whether that’s a succulent garden on the rooftop or an acre of land on the countryside, gardens help us to appreciate fresh air, flowers, and greenery on an entirely new level.
Just in time for spring, we put together a list of the top 25 gardens across the United States and Canada. May they leave you inspired to visit in the future, and eager to get your hands dirty at home, sprucing up your own outdoor space.
1 – Garfield Park Conservatory – Chicago, IL
2 – Seaside Gardens – Carpinteria, CA
3 – Boyce Thompson Arboretum – Superior, AZ
4 – Missouri Botanical Garden – Saint Louis, MO
5 – Conservatory & Botanical Garden – Las Vegas, NV
6 – Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Pittsburgh, PA
7 – The Butchart Gardens – Brentwood Bay, BC (Canada)
8 – Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, PA
9 – The Huntington – San Marino, CA
10 – Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Birmingham, AL
11 – Manito Park and Botanical Gardens – Spokane, WA
12 – Chicago Botanic Garden – Glencoe, IL
13 – Hoyt Arboretum – Portland, OR
14 – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – Grand Rapids, MI
15 – VanDusen Botanical Garden – Vancouver, BC (Canada)
16 – State Botanical Garden of Georgia – Athens, GA
17 – Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales, FL
18 – Garvan Woodland Gardens – Hot Springs, AR
19 – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – Richmond, VA
20 – Florida Botanical Gardens – Largo, FL
21 – Jardin Botanique de Montréal – Montréal, QC (Canada)
22 – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson, AZ
23 – Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens – Baltimore, MD
24 – Brookgreen Gardens – Murrells Inlet, SC
25 – Brookside Gardens – Wheaton, MD
If you made it all the way here, our guess is you’re filled to the brim with gardening inspiration and now you’re itching to recreate your favorite looks at home. Good news is with Yelp’s free Request a Quote tool, you can get your project started from the couch. In just a few clicks you can connect with a landscaper near you.
Top 25 Gardens in the U.S. and Canada According to Yelp Methodology: This is an all-time list of the top botanical gardens in the U.S. according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the botanical gardens category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of March 15, 2021.