Winners of the best botanical gardens (2020)



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April showers could very well bring flowers in May, but in the public and botanical gardens that dot North America, there is always something in bloom. The continent’s best gardens and arboretums, like these Top 10 in the United States by our readers, help promote and conserve our planet’s plant diversity, while presenting their vast collections in a stunning and visitor-friendly way.

The top 10 winners in the Best Botanical Garden category are:

  1. Center of Mount Cuba – Hockessin, Del.
  2. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Coral Gables, Florida
  3. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – Chaska, Minn.
  4. Coastal Botanical Gardens of Maine – Boothbay, Maine
  5. Missouri Botanical Garden – St. Louis
  6. Ganna Walska Lotusland – Santa Barbara
  7. Bloedel Preserve – Bainbridge Island, Washington
  8. Garden in the Woods – Framingham, Mass.
  9. UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley – Berkeley, California
  10. United States Botanical Garden – Washington, DC

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to select the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning gardens!

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