Public Gardens

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    GPOD on the Road: Spring at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

    Joseph in northern Indiana here. Last week I got a chance to visit Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, Indiana. It is a beautiful little garden, with lots to see, and…

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    GPOD on the Road: Keukenhof, Part 2

    We’re back today with photos that Marilyn Regnier shared with us of her once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the famous Keukenhof spring flower-bulb displays. The park in Lisse, Netherlands, shows off…

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    GPOD on the Road: Keukenhof

    Today Marilyn Regnier is taking us along on a trip of a lifetime, to see the biggest spring bulb display in the world. A few years ago I was able…

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

    GPOD on the Road: The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

    My name is David Smith-Harrison, and I began observing and nurturing plants at a young age. I love watching plants grow. I started drawing and painting plants and trees as…

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    Earliest Blooms at Ned Wolf Park

    Eric Sternfels is part of a team of volunteers that maintains a stunning garden in Ned Wolf Park in Philadelphia. This park is small—just 50 feet by 150 feet—but the…

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    Visiting Spring in North Carolina

    Hi GPODers—it's your editor, Joseph, here. Last week I took a trip down from my home in northern Indiana to Raleigh, North Carolina, and got a little prelude of spring.…

  • Garfield Park Conservatory

    Have You Visited the Garfield Park Conservatory?

    The winter doldrums are a reality in the Midwest, especially for gardeners, but an immersive plant adventure at your local conservatory is a sure way to lift your spirits. Fortunately,…

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    Through the Seasons at Ned Wolf Park

    Eric Sternfels sent in these photos today, of a beautiful community-created garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania called Ned Wolf Park. We’ve visited this garden a couple of times before (Revisiting Ned…

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    GPOD on the Road: Stillwater, Oklahoma

    Hi GPODers. This is Joseph, your GPOD editor. I recently took a trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma, and thought I’d share some of the beautiful garden scenes I got to enjoy…

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    GPOD on the Road: University of BC Botanical Garden, Part 2

    We’re back with more from Susan Esche’s visit to the beautiful University of British Columbia Botanical Garden in Vancouver in early September. It is open to the public and has…