When was the last time you took mom on an out-of-town trip, just the two of you? This Mother’s Day, make sure mom gets showered with all the love in the world. Don’t settle for a phone call or a Facebook video chat. Go the extra mile literally, beyond the flashy gifts and fancy Mother’s Day flower arrangements. Spend quality time with mom by going on an adventure together exploring the most picturesque flower gardens in the country.
Why See Flower Gardens?
Now, before you say you’re not a flower person. Hear this out first. Did you know that being surrounded with fresh flowers is not only, as millennials say, IG-worthy, but have amazingly positive immediate and long-lasting effects on your emotional well-being?
In fact, a 2005 study from Rutgers University has proven that the mere presence of flowers has been found to instantly increase happiness; reduce anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of depression; and most importantly, encourage strong ties with friends and family.
5 of the Most Beautiful Flower Gardens in the U.S.
While the thought of hopping on a plane with mom and frolicking in the French countryside to see fields of lavenders in Provence or the biggest flower garden in the world, the impressive Dubai Miracle Garden in the Middle East, is no doubt dreamy, you can still stop, smell the roses, and have the same wonderful floral experience without leaving the country.
Just check out this list of our favorite U.S. botanical gardens.
Huntington Botanical Gardens | Los Angeles, CA
Without leaving the City of Angels, the stunning Huntington Botanical Gardens allows you to have a chill but memorable stroll with mom. Explore the 16 themed gardens in this sprawling 120-acre property. This is especially convenient if you and your moms have hectic schedules that simply won’t fit a full-blown, long-distance trip or if your she is in her senior years and now find traveling uncomfortable. Finish off with a Mother’s Day brunch at a fancy restaurant or at home.View this post on Instagram
We’ve got some stunners in this year’s annual Fall Plant Sale! Starting Friday, choose from a selection of California natives, drought-tolerant Southwestern and Australian gems, cacti and succulents, and much more. The sale runs all weekend (Oct. 27-29) and is included with general admission. Free for #HuntingtonMembers. — Lavatera maritima ‘Bicolor,’ Hunnemannia fumarlifolia (Mexican Tulip Poppy), Grevillea 'Fire Sprite,' assorted cacti and succulents.
Also read: 5 Must-See Orchidariums And Botanical Gardens In Los Angeles
Atlanta Botanical Garden | Georgia
A floral paradise in the city, the Atlanta Botanical Garden features 30 acres of thriving outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the relaxing Storza Woods highlighted by a one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk, and the captivating Skyline Garden. A must-see is the impressive Fuqua Orchid Center, which boasts of the country’s biggest collection of exquisite orchid species on permanent exhibit. The orchid gardens are in a glasshouse and maintain two distinct climates where 2,000 orchid species can be seen blooming.
San Francisco Botanical Garden | California
Up for a road trip? Head on to SanFo and check out the massive San Francisco Botanical Garden. We can’t wait to check out their famed Moon Viewing Garden for peaceful meditation, intriguing Garden of Fragrance, and verdant Succulent Garden. With a super diverse collection of flowers and plants from all over the globe, it’s not impossible to spot rare orchid plants from their Andean Cloud Forest Collection, too. While you’re there, snap a cheesy but unforgettable tourist photo of you and mom with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as your backdrop.View this post on Instagram
It’s a gorgeous spring day in the Garden and we’re ready for you all holiday weekend. However, if you are trying to reach staff in the offices our IT systems including email and phone are currently down—apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We have cell phones and cell service so if an emergency please feel free to let us know here. #sfbotanicalgarden
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