The West’s Botanical Splendor
Tour the West’s best blooming spaces from San Francisco to Salt Lake City
The West’s extraordinary botanical gardens are more than just pretty flowers. Yes, they are beautiful—with riotous rose gardens, show stopping magnolias, resplendent rhododendrons. They range from deep explorations of desert flora to long looks at tropical luxuriance. They come loaded with extras, from a Frank Lloyd Wright house to a Gutenberg bible. They are also engaged in important work, showcasing and propagating endangered species and teaching visitors how to create striking home gardens using very little water. Here are 15 of our favorites.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Read the 2021 Gardening Issue
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