‘Armchair Travels through US Public Gardens’

Ed Lyon, director Allen Centennial Gardens, UW-Madison

presented January 2010


These are links to most of the gardens that Ed Lyon took us to with his presentation and images. They are listed in the same ordered presented.



Local Bonus

Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Aimes, IA   

Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Buck Roses, Butterfly House




Philadelphia/Wilmington area


Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Longwood Gardens - Home Page


Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Wilmington DE

Nemours Mansion and Gardens


Wintertur Museum & Country Estate, Winterthus DE

About Winterthur Gardens


Meadowbrook Farm, Meadowbrook PA

Welcome to Meadowbrook Farm


Swarthmore College campus & Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore PA

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College :: :: Grounds & Horticulture Staff


Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia PA

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


Chanticleer Garden, Wayne PA (Ed’s #1 favorite public US garden)

Chanticleer Garden


Burpee, Fordhook Farm, Doylestown PA

Burpee Seeds and Plants for home gardens. Vegetables, flowers, herbs, annuals and perennials


West Coast


Los Angeles


Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA

Gardens (Visit the Getty)


The Huntington Library & Gardens, San Marino CA

Botanical Gardens


Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia CA

The Arboretum — Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (slow)


Descano Gardens, La Canada Flintridge CA

Descanso Gardens | Beautiful Every Season


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, Claremont CA

Welcome to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden


San Francisco


Fioli, Woodside CA (Ed’s #3 favorite public US garden)



San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park SF CA

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers


San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco CA

San Francisco Botanical Garden


UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Berkeley CA

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley ::: Index


Santa Cruz Arboretum, Santa Cruz CA

Welcome to the UCSC Arboretum


Vancouver CA


Minter Gardens, Rosedale BC (Ed’s #2 favorite public US garden)

Welcome to MinterGardens.com


The Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay BC

The Butchart Gardens - Home


VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver BC

VanDusen Botanical Garden


University of British Columbia Gardens, Vancouver BC

UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research


Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver BC

Chinese Garden


Portland OR


Portland Japanese Garden, Portland OR

Portland Japanese Garden


Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Home Page - Lan Su Chinese Garden


Edgefield Bed & Breakfast (gardens), Troutdale OR

Edgefield Homepage brought to you by McMenamins






Holden Arboretum, Kirkland OH

The Holden Arboretum


East Coast


Long Island NY


The Madoo Conservatory. Sagaponack NY

Madoo Conservancy


Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury NY

Old Westbury Gardens


Planting Fields, Oyster Bay NY

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park


North Carolina


The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham NC

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens


Montrose Estate & Gardens, Hillsborough NC

The Gardens of Montrose


Plant Delights Nursery, Juniper Level NC

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.