Arboretums, Public, & Botanical Gardens

of the United States and Canada

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Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden established 1859  The Climatron with artwork installation
Photo Credit:  Dale Chihuly/Wikipedia

Are you traveling and looking for a great garden to visit?

 

Listings are alphabetical by state or province below.

 

Find you favorite, or soon to be favorite, botanical garden, arboretum, public and private gardens. 

 

The list is not exhaustive, but if you have suggestions for including in the list, please drop us an email.  We are always glad to hear of new gardens to share.

 

United States:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
DC
Florida
Georgia

Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland

Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey

New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina

South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

Canada:

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba

New Brunswick
Newfoundland
Nova Scotia

Ontario
Quebec
Saskatchewan


Public Gardens, Botanical Gardens and Arboretums are national treasures, respites from urban development and wonderful places to see horticultural specimens growing in elegant surroundings.

Their popularity only grows as the number of gardening enthusiasts continues to burgeon.

It's not unusual for these arboretums, botanical and public gardens to be tops on travelers' itineries with literally millions of visitors annually.

Perhaps you are traveling to a new city soon and would like to visit gardens while you are there.

We have compiled a list of gardens and arboretums in the United States and Canada.  We have tried our best, but this is by no means exhaustive.   

The listing includes Arboreutms, Botanical Gardens, Private and Public Gardens,  University and College Gardens, and  Zoological Gardens,

If you know of a garden or arboretum to include, please contact us with the name of the organization, physical address and contact phone.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Alabama

Aldridge Gardens

3530 Lorna Road

Birmingham, AL 35216

(205) 682-8019

 

Bellingrath Gardens & Home

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road

Theodore, AL 36582

(251) 973-2217 x129

 

William Bartram Arboretum

2521 Fort Toulouse Road,

Wetumpka, Alabama

(334)567-3002

 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Land ParkRoad,

Birmingham AL 35223-18000

(205)414-3900

 

Donald E. Davis Arboretum

101 Life Sciences Bldg.

Auburn University, AL 36849-5407

(334) 844-5770

 

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

5130 Headland Avenue

Dothan, AL 36303

(334) 793-3224

 

Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Avenue

Huntsville, AL 35805

(256) 830-4447

 

Jasmine Hill Gardens

3001 Jasmine Hill Garden Rd

Wetumpka, AL 36092

(334) 567-6463

 

Mobile Botanical Gardens

P.O. Box 8382 5151 Museum Drive

Mobile, AL 36689

(251) 342-0555

 

Noccalula Falls Botanical Gardens

105 Locust St.

Gadsden, AL35902

(256)549-4663


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Alaska

The Alaska Botanical Garden

 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road,

Anchorage, Alaska, 99520

(907) 770-3692

 

Georgeson Botanical Garden

117 West Tanana Drive

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

(907)474-7211

 

Jensen-Olson Arboretum

Juneau, AK

(907)789.0139


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Arizona  

Arboretum at Arizona State University

Throughout the Entire Tempe campus at ASU

Tempe AZ

(480) 965-2682

Arboretum at Flagstaff

4001 South Woody Mountain Road

Flagstaff, AZ 86001-8776

(928) 774-1442

 

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N. Kinney Road

Tucson, AZ  85743-8918

(520) 883-3007

 

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

37615 Hwy. 60

Superior, AZ 85273-5100

(520) 689-2723

 

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Parkway

 Phoenix, AZ 85008

(480) 941-1225

 

Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park

Hwy. 264, Building 36A

Window Rock, AZ 86515

(928) 871-6574

 

Tohono Chul Park

7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 742-6455

 

Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N. Alvernon Way

Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 326-9686

 

University of Arizona Campus Arboretum

Forbes Building P.O. Box 210036

Tucson, AZ 85721-0036

(520) 621-1582

 

Wallace Desert Gardens

30600 North Pima Road, #58

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

(480) 488-8003


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Arkansas

Arkansas Arboretum

Pinnacle Mountain State Park

11901 Pinnacle Valley Road

Little Rock, AR 72223

(501) 868-5806

 

Blue Spring Heritage Center

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

(479) 253-9244

 

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

P.O. Box 10407

Fayetteville, AR 72703-0042

(479) 750-2620

 

Compton Gardens

312 N. Main Street

Bentonville, AR 72712

(479) 271-0947

 

Garvan Woodland Gardens

P.O. Box 22240

550 Arkridge Road

Hot Springs, AR 71903-2240

(501) 262-9300

 

Peel House Foundation

400 South Walton Blvd.

Bentonville, AR 72712

(479) 273-9664

 

South Arkansas Arboretum State Park

Mount Holly Road at Timberlane

El Dorado, AR 71731

(870) 862-8131

 

University of Arkansas, Fort Smith

Plant Operations Building 5210 Grand Ave.

Fort Smith, AR 72013

(479) 788-7074


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California

Alta Vista Gardens

600 Euacalyptus Ave. Vista, CA 92085

(760) 945-3954


Arboretum at Calf. State University, Fresno

2351 E. Barstow Ave., M/S PO88

Fresno, CA 93740-0088

(559) 278-6930

 

The Arizona Garden

Stanford University

Quarry Road at Arboretum Road

Stanford, CA

 

Balboa Park Gardens

1549 El Prado

San Diego CA 92101

(619) 239-0512

 

Blake Garden

College of Environmental Design

UC Berkeley

230 Wurster Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-1820

(510) 524-2449

 

Cabrillo College

Environmental Hort. Ctr. Botanic Gardens

6500 Soquel Drive

Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 477-5671

 

California State University Northridge Botanic Garden

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, California 91330-8303

(818) 677-3496

 

Chavez Ravine Arboretum

Stadium Way near Grace E. Simons Lodge

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 485-5054

 

Casa del Herrero

1387 East Valley Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

(805) 565-5653


C M Goethe Arboretum

California State University

Sacramento California 95819

(916)454-6494 .

 

Clovis Botanical Garden Committee, Inc.

1865 Herndon Ave,

Suite K Mailbox 330

Clovis, CA 93611

(559) 299-0392

 

Conejo Valley Botanical Garden

350 W Gainsborough Rd

AThousand Oaks, CA 91360

(805) 494-7630

 

Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

100 John F. Kennedy Drive

San Francisco, CA 94118 

(415) 831-2090

 

Cypress Lawn Cemetery Association

1370 El Camino Real

Colma, CA 94014

(650) 550-8854

 

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

(818) 952-4408

 

Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens

Dunsmuir City Parks

 P.O. Box 242

Dunsmuir, CA 96025

(530) 235-4674

 

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

6300 State University Drive Suite 306

Long Beach, CA 90815

(562) 985-8885

 

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

1431 Waverley Street

Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 329-1356

 

Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary

1702 E. Fairhaven Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 633-1442

 

Filoli Center

86 Canada Road

Woodside, CA 94062

(650) 364-8300

 

Friends of San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

3450 Dairy Creek Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

(805) 541-1400

 

Fullerton Arboretum

California State University, Fullerton

1900 Associated Road

Fullerton, CA 92831-3599

(714) 278-3579

 

Ganna Walska Lotusland

695 Ashley Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

(805) 969-3767

 

Great Park Conservancy

1100 Irvine Blvd.,

Tustin, CA 92780

(949) 653-1775

 

Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation

P.O. Box 6117

Eureka, CA 95502-6117

(707) 442-5139

 

Hakone Estate and Gardens

21000 Big Basin Way

Saratoga CA 95070

(408) 741-4994

 

Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road

San Marino, CA 91108

(626) 405-3505

 

J. Paul Getty Museum

1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 100

Los Angeles, CA 90049-1668

(310) 440-7143

 

Japanese Friendship Garden

2125 Park Blvd

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 232-2721

 

Labadie Arboretum

Merritt College

12500 Campus Drive

Oakland, CA 94619

(510) 436-2418

 

Leaning Pine Arboertum

Horticulture & Crop Science Dept.

1 Grand Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

(805) 756-1239

 

Los Angeles County Arboretum Foundation

301 N. Baldwin Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91007-2697

(626) 821-3222

 

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

100 Santa Rose Avenue Room 10

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 524-5445

 

Markham Regional Arboretum Society

P.O. Box 21338

Concord, CA 94521

(925) 681-2968

 

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

18220 North Hwy. 1

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

(707) 964-4352

 

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Hilgard Avenue & Le Conte Ave

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606

(310) 825-3620

 

Mountain Mermaid Gardens

20421 Collon Drive

Topanga, CA 90290

(310) 455-3181

 

Pitzer College

1050 N. Mill Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 607-3608

 

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

12841 Sonoma Hwy 

Glen Ellen, CA 95442

(707) 996-3166

 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

1500 North College Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711-3157

(909) 625-8767

 

Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc.

1552 Bancroft Road

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 944-9352

 

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive

Encinitas, CA 92023-0005

(760) 436-3036 x202

 

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Road

 Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-4726

 

Sherman Library & Gardens

2647 East Coast Highway

Corona del Mar, CA 92625

(949) 673-2261

 

South Bay Botanic Gardens

Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Road

Chula Vista, CA 91910

(619) 421-6700

 

South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation

26300 Crenshaw Blvd.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

(310) 544-1948

 

Temecula Valley Rose Society

Rose Haven Heritage Garden

Temecula, CA 92589-0367

(951) 760-0332

 

The Living Desert

47900 Portola Ave.

Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-5694

 

The University of California Botanical Garden

200 Centennial Drive,

 Berkeley, CA 94720-5045

(510) 643-2755

 

UC Davis Arboretum

1 Peter J Shields Avenue, 

Davis, CA 95616-5270

(530) 752-4880‎

 

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

10459 Taxford Street

Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 768-1802

 

Water Conservation Garden

12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West

El Cajon, CA 92019

(619) 660-0614‎


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Colorado

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Drive

Vail, CO 81657

(970) 476-0103

 

Colorado Springs Utilities

2855 Mesa Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 668-4590

 

Denver Botanic Gardens

909 York Street Denver, CO

80206-3799

(720) 865-3529

 

High Plains Environmental Center

1854 Piney River Drive

Loveland, CO 80538

(970) 622-9676

 

Montrose Botanical Gardens

1800 Pavilion Drive,

Montrose, Colorado 81401

 

Regis University

3333 Regis Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221-1099

(303) 458-4944

 

Shambhala Botanic Gardens

4921 County Road 68C

Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

(970) 881-2184

 

The Gardens on Spring Creek

2145 Centre Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 416-2280

 

The Hudson Gardens & Event Center

6115 S. Santa Fe Dr.

Littleton, CO 80120

(303) 797-8565

 

Town of Basalt Public Gardens

200 Fiou Lane

Basalt, CO 81621

(970) 618-0034

 

Trinidad History Museum

312 East Main Street

Trinidad, CO 81082

(719) 846-7217

 

University of Denver Arboretum

2190 East Iliff Avenue

Denver, CO 80208

(303) 871-3973

 

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

641 Struthers Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501

(970) 245-9030


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Connecticut  

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

151 Brookdale Road

Stamford, CT 06903

(203) 322-6971

 

Connecticut College Arboretum

270 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT 06320

(860) 439-2144

 

Highstead Arboretum

Redding, CT 06875

(203) 938-8809

 

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 06269-3043

(860) 486-8941

 

Yale University, Marsh Botanical Gardens

Yale

New Haven, CT 06520-8104

(203) 432-6320


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Delaware   

Longwood Graduate Program

126 Townsend Hall

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716-2106

(302) 831-2517

 

Mt. Cuba Center

Greenville, DE 19807-0570

(302) 239-4244

 

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

1600 Rockland Road

Wilmington, DE 19803

(302) 651-5012

 

Stonegates

4031 Kennett Pike

Wilmington, DE 19807

(302) 658-6200

 

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19717

(302) 831-2531

 

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate

Route 52

Winterthur, DE 19735

(302) 888-4825


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District of Columbia

American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20016-8057

(202) 885-2348

 

Dumbarton Oaks

1703 32nd Street, NW

 Washington, DC 20007

(202) 339-6453

 

General Services Administration

7th and D Street S.W.

Washington, DC 20407

(202) 260-5580

 

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Dept. of Horticulture

4155 Linnean Avenue,

NW Washington, DC 20008

(202) 243-3933

 

National Association for Olmsted Parks

1111 16th Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 223-9113

 

Smithsonian Institution-Hort. Serv. Div.

600 Maryland Ave., SW

Washington, DC 20013-7012

(202) 633-5839

 

Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Ave., NW,

 Washington, DC 20008

(202)633-4470 

 

The U.S. National Arboretum

3501 New York Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002-1958

(202) 245-4539

 

U.S. Botanic Garden

245 First Street,

SW Washington, DC  20024

(202) 226-8333

 

Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20016

(202) 537-5788


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Florida      

Alfred B. Gardens State Park

3540 Thomasville Road

Tallahassee, FL 32309

(850) 487-4115

American Orchid Society

AOS Visitors Ctr. & Botanical Garden

16700 AOS Lane

Delray Beach, FL 33446-4351

(561) 404-2010

 

Block Botanical Garden

7299 SW 79 Court

Miami, FL 33143

(305) 793-9222

 

Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd.

Lake Wales, FL 33853-3412

(863) 676-1408

 

Brevard County Extension Service

1455 Treeland Blvd., S.E.

Palm Bay, FL 32909

(321) 952-4536

 

Central Florida Zoological Park

3755 NW Hwy 17-92

Sanford FL

(407) 323-4450

 

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

829 Riverside Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32204

(904) 899-6018

 

Evergreen Cemetery Assoc.

4535 Main Street

Jacksonville, FL 32206

(904) 353-3649

 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road

Coral Gables/Miami, FL 33156-4299

(305) 667-1651

 

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 W. Osceola Parkway

Kissimmee, FL 34746

(407) 586-2135

 

Gifford Arboretum, University of Miami

1301 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33146

(305) 284-5364

 

Harry P. Leu Gardens

1920 N. Forest Avenue

Orlando, FL 32803-1537

(407) 246-2620

 

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

210 Savannah Road

Fort Pierce, FL 34982

(772) 464-4672

 

Horticultural Arts & Park Institute, Inc.

Sholom Park

6840 SW 80th Avenue

Ocala, FL 34481

(352) 854-0805

 

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

370 Zoo Parkway

Jacksonville, FL 32218

(904) 757-4463

 

Key West Botanical Garden Society

5210 College Road

Key West, FL 33040

(305) 296-1240

 

Lakes Park Botanic Garden

12508 Lakewood Court

Fort Myers, FL 33908

(239) 281-3180

 

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S. Palm Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 366-5731

 

McKee Botanical Garden

350 U.S. Hwy. 1

Vero Beach, FL 32962-4314

(772) 794-0601

 

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

2000 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 673-7256

 

Milton Gardens of NW Florida

3410 Little Tack Lane

Milton, FL 32570-8640

(850) 675-0305

 

Montgomery Botanical Center

11901 Old Cutler Road

Miami, FL 33156

(305) 667-3800

 

Mounts Botanical Garden

559 N. Military Trail West

Palm Beach, FL 33415-1395

(561) 233-1751

 

Naples Botanical Garden

4820 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112-7337

(239) 643-7275

 

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

5950 Riverside Drive

Punta Gorda, FL 33982

(941) 505-9615

 

Pinecrest Gardens

5855 Sw 111th St.

Miami, FL 33156-4103

(305) 669-6942

 

Sanibel Moorings Resort

845 East Gulf Drive

Sanibel, FL 33957

(239) 472-4119

 

Unbelievable Acres Botanic Gardens, Inc.

470 63rd Trail North

West Palm Beach, FL 33413-1019

(561) 242-1686

 

University of Central Florida Arboretum

Orlando, FL 32816-3020

(407) 823-3146

 

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224

(904) 620-1315

 

University of South Florida Botanical Gardens

4202 E. Fowler Avenue

Tampa, FL 33620

(813) 974-5653


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Georgia    

American Camellia Society

Massee Lane Gardens

100 Massee Lane

Fort Valley, GA 31030

(478) 967-2358

 

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA

30309-3366

(404) 876-5859

 

Atlanta Historical Society, Inc.

130 W. Paces Ferry Road, NW

Atlanta, GA 30305-1366

(404) 814-4072

 

Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain

Harris, GA 31822-2000

(800) 225-5292

 

Columbus Botanical Garden

3603 Weems Road

Columbus, GA 31909

(706) 327-8400

 

Georgia Southern Botanical Garden

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA 30460-8039

(912) 871-1149

 

Founders Memorial Garden

University of Georgia

Athens, GA  30602

 

Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Drive

LaGrange, GA 30240

(706) 882-3242

 

Historic Oakland Foundation

248 Oakland Avenue, SE

Atlanta, GA 30312-2220

(404) 688-2107

Lockerly Arboretum

1534 Irwinton Rd.

Milledgeville, GA 31061

(478) 452-2112

 

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

2382 Pine Mountain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30152

(770) 919-0248

 

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

University of Georgia

2450 Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA 30602

(706) 542-1244

 

Trees Atlanta

225 Chester Ave, SE

Atlanta, GA 30316

(404) 681.4903

 

University of Georgia Arboretum

University of Georgia

1111 Miller Plant Science Building

Athens, GA 30602-7273

(706) 542-2471

 

University of West Georgia

1601 Maple Street

Carrolton, GA 30118

(678) 839-5598

 

Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens

Macon State College

100 College Station Dr.

Macon, GA 31206

(478) 471-2780

 

World Botanical Garden and Conservation Fund

1596 West Cleveland Ave.

Atlanta, GA 30337

(770) 256-7408


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