National Public Gardens Day: 10 Under-The-Radar Gardens To Visit This Mother's Day (PHOTOS)

by Kate Auletta Subscribe to Kate Auletta's posts Posted May 6th 2011 07:30 AM

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May 6th marks the 3rd annual National Public Gardens Day. Created to bring awareness to the importance of public gardens in promoting environmental stewardship and plant and water conservation, the day will see some 500 events across the country to celebrate America's public gardens.

Most of the events, for families, schools and tourists alike, will last through the weekend (hint: A visit would make a great last-minute Mother's Day treat).

National Public Gardens Day always takes place on the Friday before Mother's Day, and is meant to commemorate the start of spring.

Get outside in your hometown or travel to a nearby public garden to celebrate spring – not to mention good ol' mom.

All the gardens mentioned below are free to enter. Check the National Public Gardens Day website to get coupons to gardens that charge admission on Friday.

Text and photos courtesy of the American Public Gardens Association.



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jleavitt84

One of my wife's favorite activities is walking through gardens. Before we were married, we would go on dates and look at all the pretty flowers in the gardens. I think I will have to do this for her on mother's day because I know she will love it.

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Jensen Mott

All 10 of the gardens you posted about were amazing! I love finding places of sanctuary that I know no one will be at because they aren't well known. I wish I loved close to one of these because I would love to visit any one of them. I do have a few gardens like these in my area, though, so I think I will be alright.
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jaydeneden

Is it possible to put a person who's been cremated in a garden like one of these? I would love to know my mother is at peace in a beautiful garden. Jayden Eden http://skylinememorialpark.com/Cremation/

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