Balcony Container Gardening's Public Gardens Listing

Chicago Botanic GardenSmall-space gardeners in urban areas don't have big backyards, but they can visit a close-by public garden or arboretum to enjoy the plants and the outdoors. Scroll through's listing of public gardens near bustling U.S. cities. Visit the public gardens close to home and make other arboretums a must-see when you're on vacation visiting another city.

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Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)



Balboa Park (San Diego)
Fullerton Arboretum
Getty Villa gardens (Pacific Palisades)
Japanese Tea Garden (San Francisco)
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden (Arcadia)
The Huntington (San Marino)
Orange County Great Park (Irvine)
San Diego Botanic Garden
San Francisco Botanical Garden
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Sherman Library and Gardens (Corona Del Mar)
UCI Arboretum (Irvine)



Harry P. Leu Gardens (Orlando)
Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Miami Beach Botanical Garden



Atlanta Botanical Garden
Columbus Botanical Garden



Foster Botanical Garden (Honolulu)



Chicago Botanic Garden
Garfield Park Conservatory



Arnold Arboretum (Boston)
Boston Public Garden



Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis)



Springs Preserve (Las Vegas)


New Mexico

ABQ BioPark's Rio Grande Botanic Garden


New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (Staten Island)


North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens



Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Columbus)



Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square)



Memphis Botanic Garden



Dallas Arboretum
San Antonio Botanical Garden



Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Richmond)
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello gardens (Charlottesville)


Washington, DC

United States Botanic Garden
United States National Arboretum

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