Holidays at the Conservatory: Built in 1895, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a botanical landmark two miles east of downtown Columbus, Ohio. It is a premier horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions, and a signature collection of work by glass artist Dale Chihuly. During the holidays it offers lots of lights, floral displays and model trains.
Congratulations to Christchurch Botanic Gardens on its 150th anniversary! "Towering majestic trees - many over 120 years old - dominate the gardens, forming a striking backdrop to the extensive themed plant collections and sweeping lawns. A loop of the gently-flowing Avon River, criss-crossed by bridges, encloses a large part of the gardens while the adjacent 164 hectare Hagley Park enhances its natural splendour."
Garden of Hope and Healing at Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, Spartanburg, South Carolina is supported by purchase of engraved bricks. The UC Botanical Garden found this to be a way of creating a new South African display in addition to the new tribute brick plaza.
Origen Museum - Inside this 180-acre attraction focused on interactive exhibits about sustainability and the history of the desert environment is The Origen gallery. A quiet, dimly lit, meditative and contemporary space, the gallery features work by mainly local and regional artists
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has several interesting plant collections including the world's only Subantarctic Plant House. If I'm ever down under again, I'm putting Tasmania on the itinerary.