When we see a tree that is absolutely gorgeous and extremely hardy but generally unknown, we like to give it the attention it deserves. Southern Living’s The Grumpy Gardener refers to it as “The best native tree nobody grows,” and the Missouri Botanical Garden names it a “Plant of Merit, selected for its outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest.”
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Designed by Landscape architect Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and perennial garden designer Piet Oudolf, the garden is meant to resemble Chicago’s past and present. There are many reasons why people travel from all over the world to visit Chicago’s Lurie Garden. If you haven’t been, here are just a few reasons you should put it on your list.
It’s possible that even with 45,000 members, many Saint Louis residents are unaware that one of the world’s greatest, and surely one of America’s top botanical gardens sits right in the middle of their city. Located in the Shaw neighborhood of Saint Louis, Missouri, the 79 acre Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) mends history with the future of horticulture.
This is one of our long-time favorites that we have seen in gardens around the world from the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.