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A Garden of Thoughts

George's Gardening Blog

Famous Gardens

As much as I love my wonderful garden, there are many other fantastic gardens out in the world! I’d love to shine some light on a handful of these outstanding monuments to flora and fauna!

Phipps Conservatory

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Phipps Conservatory is a wondrous oasis of flowers and other plant-life in Oakland, Pennsylvania. Spreading over 15 acres, with a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens.
Go visit their website

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is a garden meant to inspire artists by its careful design and layout. If you’re a photographer, it’s a great place to go for some cool shots.
Go visit their website

Pittsburgh Botanical

Go and visit the 60-acres of woods and gardens, including the award-winning Lotus Pond! A wonderful garden for any Pittsburgh native, but of course anyone and everyone is invited
Go get your tickets here

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Château de Versailles

Called “The Palace of Versailles”, this garden dates back to the 17th century, and covers 800 hectares. That’s almost 200 acres! If you’re having a good hair day, visit their Hall of Mirrors. If you’ve ever wanted to see what Marie-Antoinette’s garden would look like, now’s your chance. The Hamlet of the Queen shows exactly that. Check out their site here

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The Butchart Gardens

Starting in 1912, Jennie Butchart envisioned a garden where an emptied limestone quarry was. This became the Butchart Garden’s Sunken Garden. Slowly but surely, more and more gardens popped up, like the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and much more Go visit them here

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