The Atlanta Botanical Gardens are a must-visit for the Canopy Walk. The 600-foot-long skywalk takes the visitor all along one of the last remaining urban forests in the world. The Walk covers Storza Woods and provides an aerial view of the botanical gardens located below. Don't forget to visit the Rose Garden and the Japanese Garden with a quick pop-through to the Children's Garden.
This garden focuses on preserving and displaying tropical plant life in its natural setting. The Garden has five sections: Limahuli Garden and Preserve, Allerton Garden, McBryde Garden, Kahanu Garden, and the Kampong. Each of these gardens has its own living laboratory with scientists and researchers studying the flora and fauna of the unique gardens. Visitors are provided with a map but the parks are famous for its water features, old grove charm, tiered plantings, rare plants, and beautiful views spread out over the island.
The Memphis Botanic Garden is famous for its gardens but it is super-popular for its events. World renowned artistes perform live at the venue and events are fully booked well in advance. Memphians love the garden for its scenic beauty and annual events that include the Daffodish Dash Race, the Family Egg Hunt, and the Mother's Day Jazz Brunch.
The Missouri Botanical Garden hosts several annual cultural festivals including a Chinese Cultural Day, the Japanese Festival, etc. Multiple Asian festivals are held in the garden and visitors can also enjoy special features like the Children's Garden, the Climatron (a geodesic dome greenhouse), the English Woodland Garden, the Blanke Boxwood Garden and the Strassenfest German Garden.
If you want to see a traditional Japanese garden, you don't even have to place a single toe out of the US. The Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon brings traditional Japanese landscaping right to your doorstep. The impressive 5.5-acre garden encompasses five different Japanese garden styles and you can loiter in the Tea Garden, the Stroll Garden, the Flat Garden, the Natural Garden and the Sand/Stone Garden at your leisure. This garden is a must-visit as it combines tranquility and harmony with nature but in a way that represents a completely different culture.