The Traveling Gardener: On World Tour

 What we look for, what we found

We love to see gardens as we travel and to learn as we go how to take home and apply the best of what other gardeners have worked out -- plants, combinations, planting tricks, site modifications and more. There are some things we always look for, others we discover as we explore. To illustrate the gems we seek, we stop into gardens all over North America and the world in this presentation we call The Traveling Garden: On World Tour.

You can download the following list of gardens we cover in this presentation.

Great vistas

University of Wisconsin Arboretum, restored prairie, Madison, WI

North Carolina Arboretum, Blue Ridge Parkway outside Asheville, NC

Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA

University of Mexico Botanical Garden, Mexico City near Olympic Stadium


Unique settings

Snug Harbor Botanical Garden, Staten Island, NY, Chinese Scholar Garden

Xochimilco, Mexico

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN

Chanticleer Gardens, Wayne, PA near Philadelphia

Exotic look, exotic plants

University of Mexico Botanical Garden, Mexico City near Olympic Stadium

San Francisco Botanical Garden

Pacific Northwest, Washington's Olympic Peninsula Olympic National Forest

Special exhibits

U. of Minnesota Landscape Arb, Chanhassen MN (far southwest TwinCities)

Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Dow Gardens, Midland, MI


Good "back yard" models

Missouri Botanical Garden

Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley (far sw London area), Surrey, UK

Chicago Botanic Garden


Scottish Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland

Arnhem, Netherlands, Cemeteries (Oosterbeek/Operation Market Garden)

Grand old trees and other "specimens"

Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain (southwest Boston), Massachusetts

University of Wisconsin Arboretum and UofW Madison campus
   search President's oak

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Scottish Borders

Acclaimed collections

Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain (southwest Boston), Massachusetts

Kew Botanical Garden, west central London (Surrey), England

Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio

History: Appreciate the garden by knowing the gardener

Butchart Gardens, on Vancouver Island near Victoria, British Columbia            

Inverewe, Wester Ross, northwest Scottish Highlands 54 acres in 2,000 estate

Attadale Gardens, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Scotland

Back gardens in Bastogne, eastern Belgium

Cantigny Park, Gardens and Museum, Wheaton, IL