My daughter is in Colorado with several solitary hours to use up before meeting friends. When she Googled "things to do in Denver," the Botanical Garden popped up. She is not really interested in gardening (or rather, she isn't interested in gardening tasks), but it's a nice day to be outdoors and didn't cost a lot.
Well, she was totally blown away. "Mom, you just have to come here, you'll love it. It's so beautiful! Have you ever heard of [list of Latin plant names]? And they have lots of workshops." She is under orders to take pictures and get me something from the gift shop.
I live in northern NJ and am not likely to visit DBG any time soon, but it started my new bucket list. I've been to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, the Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, and Parc L'Orangerie in Strasbourg (which doesn't really count because I was only six at the time).
What would you consider a must-see garden?