goGardenNow: Botanical Garden Events

Botanical gardens and arboreta play important roles in promoting environmental education, conservation of natural resources, and beautiful green spaces. Be sure to enjoy all they have to offer.  

The Washington Post announces, "Let the stench frenzy begin. A year after the U.S. Botanic Garden produced a goliath-size titan arum, or corpse flower, the conservatory on the eastern end of the Mall is displaying three together, which may be a first in the botanical world. Call them the three muskyteers. The emerging blooms are positioned in the conservatory’s Garden Court. The first may bloom by Thursday or Friday, Aug. 17-18, the others shortly afterward, although that is an educated guess by the growers. The garden has a live video stream on its website." (DC)

Something tasty is happening in Buffalo this summer! Make the most of these wonderful summer days at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens located at 2655 South Park Avenue. The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc. is pleased to announce Tasting Tuesdays. In partnership with chef Avi Altman from Obviously Avi Catering, guests are invited to sit among the gardens’ luscious tropical exhibits while indulging in savory dishes, herbaceous drinks, and scrumptious desserts offered at the new cafĂ©. (NY) 

The Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit opened at the botanical garden and animal sanctuary in Davie, FL. The exhibit continues until Sept. 7. Plan a visit!

Experience Missouri Botanical Garden's Climatron® conservatory like never before as it blooms with larger-than-life fused glass works of art by Craig Mitchell Smith. All summer long, see colorful glass orchids, orange blossoms, dandelions and more flourishing amid the lush, tropical setting of the Climatron, then watch these stunning creations transform as they are illuminated for special night viewings every Thursday through Saturday evening. (MO)

The new Fresh For Kids program is designed to engage multiple generations in Heathcote Botanical Garden’s mission of education and the conservation of green space. These classes are the perfect opportunity for kids to have a creative experience in the garden. (FL)

The Atlanta Botanical Garden unveiled a new 1.5-acre addition called Skyline Garden, the company in a press release announced recently. Skyline Garden would not only offer the Garden's "best views" of the city but would also be visible from many of Midtown's green spaces, including neighboring Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline, according to the announcement. (GA)

On the grounds of a 19th-century Danish sugar plantation which was first inhabited by pre-Columbian Indians, St. George Village Botanical Garden is St. Croix's only botanical garden is home to thousands of species of tropical plants. Old stone ruins are interspersed with the plants inside the garden's lush 16-acres. A rainforest walk and cactus garden are some of the attractions as well as a gift shop that sells interesting items.  (USVI)

From now to October, San Antonio Botanical Garden highlights the Garden’s winged friends, especially monarch butterflies and hummingbirds. These winged wonders find sustenance for their life cycle here at the Garden, sensitizing all of us to the importance of habitat for those who “co-habit” with us. The Botanical Garden plays a significant role as an Official Monarch Waystation. San Antonio is the only Monarch Butterfly Champion City, taking the National Wildlife Federation Pledge in 2015 to increase pollinator habitat. (TX)  

The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden is a one-of-a-kind heritage location that was created to preserve some of the area’s most treasured gardens. The Garden is situated on approximately 10.5 acres adjacent to the North SeaTac Community Center. Included are two gardens that were physically moved to prevent their demolition during SeaTac Airport’s third runway project. You shouldn't miss visiting. (WA)

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