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As we travel our country to discover new and exciting botanic gardens, garden centers, nurseries and other locations we have a special time every summer.

As we travel our country, we learn more about the USA as a whole and discover how each state has its own heritage and customs.

One thing is certain, people love to garden country-wide.

From the Elizabethan Statues in Roanoke Islands, to Sequoia National Park and The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanic Gardens in California, each is alike and yet so different.

Road trip sign near Sequoia Park rock bridge

Join me on a virtual tour of some very special locations in our country with these posts about our travels.

Things to do in Sequoia National Park – General Sherman Tree & Moro Rock

If you are in the Southeast California area, be sure to add this list of things to do in Sequoia National Park to your must-see attractions. Sequoia National Park is home to giant sequoia trees, and along with King’s Canyon National Park, is a vast designated wilderness comprising over 800,000 acres. The drive through Sequoia National …

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Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens – Nature and Wildlife in LA

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has something special in store for both animal lovers and those interested in botanical gardens. This 135 acre zoo and botanical garden was founded in 1966 and is home to more than 1,400 birds, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.  Comfortable shoes are a must, since there is a lot …

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Albuquerque Aquarium – Things to do in Albuquerque – ABQ BioPark

Looking for things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico?  A day out at the Albuquerque Aquarium is sure to delight. It is part of the ABQ BioPark system. The Albuquerque Aquarium  exhibits saltwater species from a variety of habitats in the Gulf of Mexico and South Pacific.  One of the nice aspects of the entry …

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Oklahoma City Riverwalk – Centennial Land Run Monument (with Photos!)

Nature and history buffs have a chance to merge by visiting the Oklahoma City Riverwalk area.  This long, leisurely walk combines nature and water views with sculptures of the Centennial Land Run Monument. Seeing statues which depict real people is something that I enjoy visiting when we travel.  (See the Elizabethan Statues of Roanoke for …

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Venice Beach Canals in Los Angeles – Canal Historic District – With Photos!

With a name like Venice Beach Canals, one could be forgiven for thinking that they are visiting Italy. However, the Venice Canal Historic district landmark tourist attraction is located in Los Angeles, California! This series of man made canals with adjacent walkways give visitors to the area a chance to peek “up close and personal” …

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Venice Canals Photo Gallery – Historic District in Los Angeles

This Venice Canals Photo Gallery page gives many photos of the historic canal district of Venice Beach in California. We spent a day there, exploring the Venice Beach Canals and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I took so many photos and not all of them made it to the main post on the attraction. These photos will …

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – Indoor Botanical Gardens in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Surround yourself in nature in the 25,000 square foot gardens of Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. This enclosed conservatory is an oasis nestled in the down town area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The gardens feature tropical displays, waterfalls and a Sonoran Desert display with over 72 types of cacti. In all, the gardens boast over 1200 plants …

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Wellfield Botanic Gardens – A Fun Filled Day in a Living Museum

The Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, Indiana are like a living museum with art, nature, and structure all coordinating beautifully. The waters of Christiana Creek stream through the gardens, which are a combination of nature, art and hardscaping that is sure to delight. The Botanic Gardens feature 36 acres of lush gardens against a backdrop …

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Hahn Horticulture Garden – Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA

Today we will visit Hahn Horticulture Garden in Blacksburg, Virginia. Garden tours are one of my favorite things to do when I am on the road. I love touring Botanical Gardens that I have not previously visited and sharing details and photos of them with my readers.  This Horticulture Gardens are set on 6 acres of …

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Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve

Touring a botanical garden with children in tow can be a challenge. But this is not so with Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. This delightful garden center seems tailor made for kids and is the perfect way to introduce them to flowers and nature! My husband and I enjoy touring Botanical Gardens, especially …

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Elizabethan Garden Statues – Manteo – Roanoke Island

My husband and I recently attended a wedding on the coast of North Carolina.  While we were there, we took the time to visit the Elizabethan Gardens at Manteo on Roanoke Island. Seeing statues that depict characters from real life is so inspiring. For another post on this type of experience, be sure to check …

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Today’s Garden Tour – Stott Garden – Goshen, Indiana

A fan of my Gardening Cook Page on Facebook recently shared with me some photos she took on a recent Garden tour of Stott Garden in Goshen, Indiana. My husband and I spend the summer months touring garden centers around this country. We have visited several of them in Indiana, but when someone mentioned it …

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