Chanticleer is a public garden just outside of Philadelphia. The landscaping is artful, imaginative and inspired. It isn't a curated garden where every plant has a label, but it is beautiful and a marvelous stage for plants. I've been to public gardens all over the world and Chanticleer is among my favorites.
Boston Commons...Public Gardens, Boston, MA (It was November when we flew into Boston. Expected the color to be gone...but it was amazing...as we flew over the area, it looked like a patchwork quilt thrown over a lumpy feather mattress...in all the golds, coppers, reds and lingering greens....slj)