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You can't smell the flowers or touch the leaves, but sometimes it's nice flip through photos and feel like your there.

Arizona Wildflowers
When the winter rains cease, Arizona bursts out in spring wildflowers, just like another state. OK, not quite like any other. The brights pastels flowers of spring are interspersed with the hard edges of cacti and other desert mainstays. These wildflower photos were taken at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, by About.com's Guide to Phoenix, Judy Hedding.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum (Photo Gallery)
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is an Arizona State Park located southeast of Phoenix, near Superior, Arizona. It is Arizona's largest and oldest botanical garden, dating back to the 1920s. It's a great place to watch the season's change and enjoy the unique beauty of Arizona's flora.

Callaway Gardens Georgia
Conservationists Cason and Virginia Callaway bought up thousands of acres in the 1930s. The 14,000 acres of gardens opened to the public in 1952 and have been renowned ever since.

Cleveland Botanical Garden
Started as a library to house a donated gardening book collection, the Cleveland Botanical Garden now includes 10 acres of themed display gardens as well as an 18,000-square foot glasshouse showcasing hundreds of tropical plants, that is open year-round.

Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden in Papago Park is not only a botanical garden, but it is also classified as a museum. Nationally and internationally renowned for its plant collections, research, and educational programs, the Desert Botanical Garden has been operating since 1939.

Desert Wildflower Trail - Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
The Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail is one of five trails that you can enjoy on a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

Expore Kew Gardens
Get a virtual tour of one of the most famous gardens in the world. Click on photos and walk yourself through the gardens in preparation for visiting.

Japanese Garden Photos - Japanese Culture
Japanese gardens have had a huge influence on American gardening. Here are some photos demonstrating the richness of simplicity.

Juniper Level Botanic Gardens
The mail order nursery, Plant Delights, is renowned for offering the unusual, the hard-to -find and the exquisite. Here they share some of their own display garden ideas. from their adjunct facility, Juniper Level Botanic Gardens, where new plants are trialed and displayed.

Kingsbrae Garden Pictures
Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, is considered one of Canada's top ten public gardens, with over 50,000 flowers, shrubs, and trees on 27 acres.

Le jardin des Tuileries
No trip to Paris would be complete without a tour of the gardens at the Tuileries. Built for Catherine de Médicis, they can now be enjoyed by the public. About's Guide to French has a three part bi-lingual listening exercise to walk you through these gardens and get you prepared before your visit.

Memphis Botanic Garden
Ninety-six acres or spectacular flowers, from cacti to roses.

Parks & Gardens In Oslo, Norway
Oslo's parks offer views of castles, Gustav Vigeland sculpture, a systematic garden and even a swiming hall, to relax in when you've had your fill of nature.

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse - Cleveland, OH
The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse sits on 270 acres donated to the city of Cleveland by industrialist, John D. Rockefeller. Initially meant for plants destined for the city's parks, but eventually the scope grew to include display gardens and seasonal events and ehibits.

Top 4 Danish Royal Gardens in the Copenhagen Area
About's Guide to Scandinavia for Visitors suggests these gardens, even for those of us with no royal blood. Created during the Baroque period, the gardens have a French flair mixed with a Danish sensibility.

U. S. Botanic Garden Pictures
This living plant museum underwent a 4-year renovation in the late 1990's and is now re-opened, and better than ever.

Washington, DC Area - Flowers and Gardens
About's Washington DC Guide walks you through the area's finest, from the National Arboretum to George Washington's River Farm

White House Annual Spring Garden Tour
White House Spring Garden Tours have been an annual tradition since 1972 when Pat Nixon first opened the White House gardens to the public. Visitors are invited to view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children's Garden and South Lawn of the White House while military bands perform from a White House balcony.

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