Happy Nat’l Public Gardens Day!

I l-o-v-e gardens. And so in honor of National Public Gardens Day 2016, a newish holiday that genuinely makes me feel like celebrating, I’m sharing this quick photo tour of garden visits I’ve made over the past five years. Hopefully after viewing, you’ll want to party (or visit a public garden in the near future) too. For help finding a garden near you, go to the American Public Gardens Association website.

GardenOn.NYBG2New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

GardenOn.NYBGNew York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
(Opening weekend of the Native Plant Garden, Mother’s Day 2013)

GardenOn.WethersfieldWethersfield, Amenia, NY


Wave Hill, New York, NY

GardenOn.WaveHillWave Hill, New York, NY


Vassar Shakespeare Garden, Poughkeepsie, NY

GardenOn.UntermyerUntermyer Gardens, Yonkers, NY


UC Berkeley Botanic Garden, Berkeley, CA


The Mount, Lenox, MA


San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, CA
(With two of my most dedicated, garden-visiting partners in crime!)

GardenOn.PlantingFieldsPlanting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY
(Nothing chases the Long Island winter blues away like a trip to the
Planting Fields Camellia House in February!)


Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery, NY


North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

GardenOn.NaumkeagNaumkeag, Stockbridge, MA

GardenOn.MtTopArboretumMountain Top Arboretum, Tannersville, NY

GardenOn.MontrealBGMontreal Botanical Garden, Montreal, Canada

GardenOn.MontgomeryPlaceMontgomery Place, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA


Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA


Locust Grove, Pougkeepsie, NY

GardenOn.JCRaulstonArbJC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC

GardenOn.InnisfreeInnisfree, Millbrook, NY

GardenOn.HakoneEstateHakone Estate Gardens, Saratoga, CA

GardenOn.GroundsForSculptureGrounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

GardenOn.GreyTowersGrey Towers, Milford, PA

GardenOn.GardenInTheWoodsGarden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

GardenOn.FiloliFiloli, Woodside, CA


Chanticleer, Wayne, PA

GardenOn.Bellefield2Bellefield, Hyde Park, NY

GardenOn.AnnapolisRoyalAnnapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada