Best Botanical Gardens In The U.S.

Botanical gardens aren't just meant to house fanciful flowers but serve as living museums documenting the diversity of plant life. They also capture the evolution of our world, protect endangered species and educate visitors.[slideshow:103705]

Most botanical gardens are home to annuals and perennials, plants that thrive in a variety of climates and greenhouses to ensure that whether it's spring, summer, fall or winter, guests can marvel at Mother Nature's handiwork.

Whether you want to fight off the winter blues by smelling tropical flowers, stroll through budding cherry blossoms this spring or learn about the surprising histories of your favorite plants, here are 29 of the best botanical gardens in America.

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