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Finding Inspiration at Public Gardens | South Regional Report

These dazzling displays will provide new ideas for your own garden

The New Orleans Botanic Garden contains both antique and modern rose varieties in a secluded formal rose garden. Photo courtesy of New Orleans City Park Archives

The South is one of the best places to see high-impact, high-quality horticulture. A multitude of public gardens and arboretums prove the value of Southern hospitality. Tradition, enthusiasm, and great gardening come together with a richness not seen in every corner of North America. Over the last century, great gardens and natural areas have been created, saved, and preserved to make the South a hot spot for great public gardens.

Visiting gardens in your own region is without a doubt one of the best ways to make your own home garden better. Most public gardens are dedicated to educating the public about plants, gardening, and the natural world. This is a golden opportunity for both newbie and seasoned gardeners to find new plants that really work.

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