If you are traveling through the southern part of the United States this summer and are looking to experience some beautiful blossoms in their natural setting, consider stopping by one of these botanical gardens.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: Dallas, Texas
This 66-acre botanical garden and arboretum are located in East Dallas, on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake. This beautiful arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with fabulous views of the lake and downtown Dallas Skyline. Locals celebrate the natural beauty of their state and visitors will find it difficult to find a better urban oasis than gorgeous location. Just miles from downtown, it features 19 manicured gardens, a plethora of dining options and a number of hosted events throughout the year. Whether you are seeking the perfect destination for a day out with your family or looking to wander the peaceful garden for some solitary time on your own, this spot is bound to be just what you need to get grounded.
Desert Botanical Garden: Phoenix, Arizona
When this desert garden opened in the mid-1930s its goal was to preserve the area’s pristine desert environment. Today, the garden focuses on saving endangered plants, with the spotlight on native flora and an emphasis on the succulents grew on-site. The collection of cacti that is housed here is world-renowned and are a beauty to behold when they are in bloom in mid-to-late spring. The garden is known for hosting numerous events throughout the year, for its popular butterfly habitat and for its popular Luminaria display in the winter months. No matter the time of year that you and your family chose to attend, you will be impressed with all that this garden has to offer.
ABQ Bio Park Botanical Garden: Albuquerque, New Mexico
This beautiful location in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a 36-acre botanical garden known for showcasing plants of the southwest and other similarly arid climates. The floral themed gardens and conservatory are home to plants native to the Mediterranean climates of Spain, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, Chile, and California. Also on display are the New Mexico Habitat, the Children’s Fantasy Garden, The PNM Butterfly Pavilion, Sasebo Japanese Garden and the Heritage Farm which is a modern representation of what life was like along the Rio Grande in the 1920s and 1930s.