It is time to honor Mother Nature and celebrate the wonderful planet we live on.  One way to renew your appreciation for our natural resources is to visit some of nature’s finest displays.  We suggest you take a trip this weekend to one of New York’s many botanical gardens or public gardens. Locally here in Saratoga Springs we have the Yaddo Gardens,  a 400 acre estate that is open to the public 7 days a week.

If you are open to a day trip there are many more options to choose from.  Here is a list of some of the most popular gardens in New York:

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458
www.nybg.org

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
www.bbq.org

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
www.oldwestburygardens.org

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, 10301
www.snug-harbor.org

Wave Hill
West 249th St. and independence Ave., Bronx, NY 10471
www.wavehill.org

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218
www.buffalogardens.com

The Ellwanger Garden in Rochester

www.landmarksociety.org/programs/historic-sites/ellwanger-garden/

Sonnenburg Gardens
151 Charlotte Street, Canadaigua, NY 14424