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TripAdvisor Ranks Desert Museum in Top 10 U.S. Gardens

Posted: 04/03/2013 by Lee Decker

What are America's top spots to see flowers in bloom this spring? April is National Garden Month, so TripAdvisor rounded up the 10 best public gardens in the U.S., according to traveler reviews and opinions. And with it's impressive collection of 11,000 tulips, Maine's Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens took the top spot. Others on the list include the Missouri Botanical Garden, known for having one of the biggest Orchid collections in the world and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan which is home to the country's largest tropical butterfly exhibit in the spring. The list features gardens from coast to coast, so flower lovers across the U.S. can enjoy an amazing botanical experience.

  1. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
  2. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  3. Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, Missouri
  4. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
  5. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona
  6. Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
  7. Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Washington D.C.
  8. Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Grand Rapids, Michigan,
  9. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina
  10. Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania