National Public Gardens Day

Nearby Events

When:
Date: 
May 10, 2013
Schedule: 
Call or visit website for details
Cost:
Free; check with individual gardens for more information
Where:
CA, NV, UT, OR, ID
Phone:
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It’s a great time of year to get outside and see what’s in bloom. Visit these luscious locales to behold natural beauty.

California

  • Stroll for free through a living gallery at the Cornerstone Sonoma, where large-scale sculptures complement foliage. cornerstonegardens.com.
  • Transport yourself to a land resembling Oz at the four-acre San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Llilac, poppies, irises, and meadowfoam, among others, create a Technicolor display. sfbotanicalgarden.org.
  • Visit Earthbound Farm in Carmel, Calif., to pick herbs and lavender from a garden. On May 11, you can learn how to make compost tea and seed bombs. ebfarm.com.

Idaho

  • Take a closer look at many-legged garden insects on Bug Zoo field trips through May 10, or inhale the sweet smell of blooming lilacs at Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum, Idaho. sbgarden.org.
  • Learn more about native plant species gathered on the Lewis & Clark Expedition at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. idahobotanicalgarden.org.

 

Nevada

 

Oregon

 

Utah

 

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