800 Benvenuto Avenue
Brentwood Bay, BC
V8M 1J8


Phone: 250.652.4422
Toll-Free: 866.652.4422

Contact: Daphne Gardener
website: https://butchartgardens.com
email: [email protected]

With a former limestone quarry for her backyard, Jennie Butchart envisioned landscaping a sunken garden in its place, transforming the property for her family and visitors for generations to come. Coming from Ontario, husband and wife, Robert and Jennie Butchart moved to Vancouver Island to build a cement plant on a rich limestone deposit at Tod Inlet. As cement production exhausted the limestone deposits, Jennie envisioned a grand garden in its place and began transferring top soil by horse and cart. Little by little, the quarry blossomed into today’s Sunken Garden. Between 1906 and 1929, the Butcharts expanded The Gardens, designing the Japanese Garden on the seaside, the Italian Garden on their former tennis court and the fragrant, overflowing Rose Garden. Gifted The Gardens on his 21st birthday, grandson Ian Ross transformed them into the world-renowned attraction we know today, adding outdoor concerts and night lighting in the summers, and the Magic of Christmas in the winters. Beginning in 1977, great-grandson Christopher began producing a choreographed firework show every year. In 2009, his sister, and current owner of The Gardens, Robin added the Children’s Pavilion and Menagerie Carousel. Two Totem Poles were carved in Classic Coast Salish style by Master Carvers Charles Elliot of the Tsartlip Nation and Doug La Fortune of Tsawout Band, and dedicated on September 9th, 2004 not only to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Butchart Gardens but also in recognition of the rich cultural heritage provided by Indigenous People. Today, The Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada. You’ll find remnants of the original cement plant and millions of bedding plants in over 900 varieties awaiting you as you wander The Gardens.


Natural History Museum of Denmark 

Oster Voldgade 5-7

1350 Copenhagen K

phone: +45 3532 2195

Contact: Prof. Ole Seberg
website: https://snm.ku.dk/botanisk-have/
email: [email protected]

The Natural History Museum is the national museum of natural history in Denmark. The museum is beautifully located in the corner of the Botanical Garden near Norreport Station and also consists of the Zoological Museum at Osterbro.

The museum is responsible for the management of the national natural history collections as well as the associated research and public outreach. The collections form the absolute core of the museum. They include approx. 14 million objects collected over 400 years, including skins, skeletons, insects on needles, herbarium plants, fossils, minerals and meteorites. In addition to this is also the living collections in the Botanical Garden, which include approx. 12,000 different plant species, such as orchid, cactus, carnivorous plants and exotic tree species.


University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Address: Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ

Phone: 01865 286692
Website: https://www.obga.ox.ac.uk
email: [email protected]

As the first botanic garden in the UK (founded in 1621), at the UK’s oldest University, Oxford Botanic Garden occupies a world-class position in terms of its history and academic location. Harcourt Arboretum (acquired by the University in 1947), a 15 minute drive from Oxford, contains some of the finest conifer collections in the UK set within 130 acres of historic Picturesque landscape. Together, the Garden and Arboretum are an incredible resource for research, education, conservation and inspiration for a new generation of botanists and gardeners.


Chicago Botanic Gardens

1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
website: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/info

Phone:  (847) 835-5440

Contact: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/info/contact

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden's 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

The Chicago Botanic Garden has 50,000 members—one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round. Within the nine laboratories of the Garden's Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, scientists and graduate students conduct a wide array of plant research. The Garden is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. Its Lenhardt Library contains 150,000 volumes—including one of the nation's best collections of rare botanical books.

Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624


website: https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/garfield-park-conservatory


Phone:  (773) 638-1766


Contact: [email protected]

The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest and most stunning conservatories in the nation. Often referred to as "landscape art under glass," the conservatory occupies approximately two acres inside, where thousands of plant species are on display throughout eight rooms in this magnificent facility. Traveling through the conservatory allows visitors to experience lush flora and tropical temperatures away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. Don’t forget to visit the 12 acres of stunning outdoor gardens during the summer!

The Palm House is home to graceful palms, interspersed with a variety of other tropical plants, and soar up to a vaulted ceiling. Most impressive is the Conservatory’s historic Fern Room with lush ferns, rocky outcroppings and an indoor lagoon that evoke the swampy landscape of prehistoric Chicago. The Fern Room is home to the palm-like cycad; one of the oldest species of plants on earth. Head to the newest exhibit, Sugar from the Sun, and discover how plants make energy. The Show House displays the season’s best rotating floral exhibit. For an educational and interactive experience for your kids, head to the Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden. Visit the Aroid House and see Dale Chihuly’s 16 yellow lily pads permanently displayed in the "Persian Pool". The Desert House holds one of the region's most varied collections of cacti and succulents. Lastly, Horticulture Hall is a great place to sit and relax, marvel at the mosaic Morrocan Fountain, or rent for a corporate event or wedding.

In 2008, the Conservatory celebrated its 100th birthday by opening a brand new exhibit, Sugar from the Sun. This exhibit teaches visitors how plants capture sunlight and use it to change small parts of air and water into sugar – the energy that sustains life on Earth. Most recently, the Conservatory has reopened the restored Fern Room, Desert House, and Show House widely damaged in a devastating June 2011 hailstorm.

Color on the Creek

6024 White Flint Drive,Fredrick, MD 21702


website: https://coloronthecreek.com

Phone: (301) 401-5853

Contact: [email protected]

Color On The Creek is an all volunteer inspired and managed water garden located in the Carroll Creek Linear Park which runs through the heart of downtown Frederick Maryland. Created in 2012, the garden transformed an algae plagued creek into a place of real beauty. The water garden blooms from April through October and is open and free to the public. Stop by; you won’t be disappointed! Read more about us, get involved or donate.

Walking along the creek you can’t help but hear passersby admire the color and serenity of the setting.

“This is beautiful.”
“I wish our town would consider a project like this!”
“What a lovely place to stroll and enjoy the weather.”

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to our lovely town, make sure you take the time to enjoy Carroll Creek and the plantings we’ve added. This project began 5 years ago as an effort to enhance the water quality of the creek as well as to improve the aesthetics of Carroll Creek. Through volunteer efforts and corporate sponsorships, we’ve grown.

Conservatory of Flowers

100 John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 USA

website: https://conservatoryofflowers.org/

Phone: (415) 831-2090

Contact: [email protected]

We are thrilled that you look to the Conservatory as a place to escape the chill of San Francisco, the stress of everyday life or travel, or as a resource on rare and unusual plants. The Conservatory of Flowers is a national, state, and local landmark. Built in 1879, the Conservatory was the first formal structure erected in Golden Gate Park and remains an internationally renowned icon at the entrance of world renowned Golden Gate Park.

At the Conservatory, we curate an endless parade of rare and unusual flowers for display, and aim to transport all of those who enter our Victorian doors to a faraway place where those plants grow in their native ranges. Come visit the Conservatory today and immerse yourself in our five distinct galleries, each focusing on highlighting a different ecosystem, ranging from the dense tropical rainforests of Sumatra to the cloud forests of Ecuador and beyond. Once inside you are sure to be amazed by the diversity, ingenuity, and fragility of the incredible ecosystems that are represented by the collection of plants, but also the national landmark structure. We are also eager and excited to continue to develop innovative community programming like Night Bloom that highlights the Conservatory and our plants in a new light!

We are proud that the Conservatory is engaged in important conservation and education work, keeping rare and unusual plants on display for the young and old, just as we have done since 1879. We are proud that the Conservatory welcomes a diverse community of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds from the San Francisco Bay Area. Finally, we are proud to continue to develop the much needed capital to keep the Conservatory thriving year after year!

Please consider becoming a member or supporting the Conservatory and visit us often!

Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
website: https://www.botanicgardens.org/

Phone:  (720)865-3500

email:   [email protected]

Denver Botanic Gardens strives to entertain and delight while spreading the collective wisdom of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration and education. Our conservation programs play a major role in saving species and protecting natural habitats for future generations.

Glenstone Museum

12100 Glen Road Potomac, Maryland 20854

website: https://www.glenstone.org/

Phone:  (301) 983-5007

email: [email protected]

Glenstone is a place that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment. Guided by the personal vision of its founders, Glenstone assembles post-World War II artworks of the highest quality that trace the greatest historical shifts in the way we experience and understand art of the 20th and 21st centuries. These works are presented in a series of refined indoor and outdoor spaces designed to facilitate meaningful encounters for our visitors. Glenstone offers 230 acres of landscape fully integrated with the architecture and art. The landscape includes paths, trails, streams, meadows, forests and outdoor sculptures throughout the grounds.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2897
website: https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/

Phone: (515) 323-6290

email: www.dmbotanicalgarden.com

Denver Botanic Gardens strives to entertain and delight while spreading the collective wisdom of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration and education. Our conservation programs play a major role in saving species and protecting natural habitats for future generations.

Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden

4013 South Douglas Road,  Coconut Grove, FL 33133 USA

website: https://ntbg.org/gardens/kampong

Phone:  (305) 442-7169

email: [email protected]

Located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Florida, The Kampong contains a fascinating array of tropical fruit cultivars and flowering trees. Named for the Malay or Javanese word for a village or cluster of houses, The Kampong is the former estate of Dr. David Fairchild, the famed botanical explorer who traveled throughout Southeast Asia and other tropical regions collecting exotic plants he introduced to the U.S.

Kampong Planting Heritage collections from Southeast Asia, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean, and other tropical locales create a cornucopia of exotic fruit, including candle fruit, peanut butter fruit, egg fruit, cocoplums, and over 50 varieties of mango. Numerous species of palms, cycads, and flowering trees are studied by scientists from the world over. The Kampong serves as the mainland campus for NTBG’s educational courses, as a living classroom used by universities and colleges for botany and horticulture courses, and is a popular spot for plant enthusiasts of all ages.

Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square,  PA 19348 USA

website: https://longwoodgardens.org/


Welcome to the world of Longwood Gardens, where garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts interplay to inspire and enlighten our guests.

Our Gardens are a living expression of all that our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.

McKee Botanical Garden

350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL , 32962 USA

website: https://mckeegarden.org/

Phone: (772) 794-0601


In 1932, Arthur G. McKee and Waldo E. Sexton opened McKee Jungle Gardens on an 80-acre tropical hammock in Vero Beach, Florida. The two land developers employed landscape architect William Lyman Phillips, from the esteemed firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, to design the basic infrastructure of streams, ponds and trails while they focused their efforts on assembling one of the most outstanding collections of waterlilies and orchids – augmenting native vegetation with ornamental plants and exotic specimens from around the world.

With a renewed focus on native horticulture, the Garden remains true to its jungle heritage, featuring 10,000 native and tropical plants as well as one of the area’s largest collections of waterlilies. The Hall of Giants and Spanish Kitchen, historic to the Garden, were both meticulously restored to Sexton’s original vision, and in 2002 the United State’s first permitted bamboo structure was built on site.

McKee has garnered national attention in publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, Coastal Living, House and Garden, Southern Living and The New York Times, and was named one of “22 Secret Gardens – Soothing Places of Surprise and Sanctuary in the U.S. and Canada” by National Geographic Traveler. In 2018, McKee was recognized by Coastal Living as “One of the Ten Most Romantic Places in Florida”. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and endorsed by The Garden Conservancy as a project of national significance.

Missouri Biodiversity Project

2134 Avalon Ridge Circle, Fenton, MO 63026  USA

website: https://www.mobiodiversity.org/

Phone: (314) 698-8989

We are a non-profit organization led by young people in the Saint Louis area dedicated to tackling the global loss of biodiversity by restoring native habitat, propagating and caring for rare and endangered species, and educating and engaging the next generation of conservationists. Established in Spring of 2020 over 3,500 plants call the MBP home. 


Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110  USA

website: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/

Phone: (314) 577-5100


Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.

The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, historic architecture, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered flora.

For over 158 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun—and also a center for education, science, and conservation.


Naples Botanic Garden

4820 Bayshore Dr.,  Naples, FL 34112 USA

website: https://www.naplesgarden.org/

Phone: (239) 643-7275 or (877) 433-1874


Currently the host of the IWGS New Waterlily Competition through 2022, Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class garden paradise that showcases plants from around the world. Our 90-acre Preserve features beautifully restored habitats and walking trails. The Garden provides arts, culture, youth and adult education, conservation, wellness, and volunteer programs that contribute to the quality of life in Southwest Florida. The Garden’s living collections are always growing and evolving, leaving our audiences with a deeper engagement with our curated gardens and natural areas, broadened with every visit.


New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd,  Bronx, NY 10458-5153 USA

website: https://www.nybg.org/

Phone: (718) 817-8700 


The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs.

Powell Gardens

Kansas City's Botanical Garden

1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061

Website:           https://powellgardens.org/

Phone:               (816) 697-2600

Contact:            Matt Hockaday ([email protected] )

Powell Gardens is a not-for-profit botanical garden located just east of Kansas City, Missouri. Our mission: to be an experience that embraces the Midwest’s spirit of place and inspires an appreciation for the importance of plants in our lives. Set on 970 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows, Powell Gardens offers breathtaking display gardens, interesting architecture, a nature trail and a year-round calendar of special events and classes for the entire family. Powell Gardens is known for its spectacular garden displays incorporating native plantings and the Heartland Harvest Garden, one of the nation’s largest edible landscape. Powell Gardens also is known for its contemporary architecture by the architectural firm originally established by E. Fay Jones, now Maurice Jennings Architects.