10 Sensational Gardens To Visit This Mothers Day

Bellingrath Gardens Mobile Alabama

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If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Not pilgrims or furniture, May flowers bring mothers of all ages and types (even pet parents!) to witness the springtime splendor of botanical gardens. Many gardens across America put on special events to celebrate Mother’s Day, from offering free admission to special festivals.

Here are 10 Sensational Gardens To Visit This Mothers Day!

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore, Alabama

Bellingrath Gardens Mobile Alabama-2
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Mother’s Day with an annual concert by the Mobile Youth Symphony Orchestra. Even though the world famous azaleas have finished blooming, the roses and daylilies are just getting going. It’s the perfect time to visit the gardens and spend a romantic or family friendly weekend in Mobile Alabama.

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Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue Washington

Photo by Frank Fujimoto Bellevue Botanical Garden via Flickr
Photo Credit: Frank Fujimoto via Flickr.

This Mother’s Day, why not take your mom for a delightful afternoon at the Bellevue Botanical Garden Mother’s Day Social. Garden guests will enjoy music, light refreshments, and docent-led tours through the expansive 53-acre gardens.

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Leu Gardens, Orlando Florida

Leu Gardens Orlando
Photo Credit: Mikkel Paige Woodruff @ Sometimes Home.

Moms enjoy free admission to the beautiful 50-acre Leu Gardens every Mother’s Day.

Be sure to check out the butterfly pavilion and topiary gardens on this special day before heading out into the city to find even more family focused or romantic things to do in Orlando.

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Rock City Gardens, Chattanooga Tennessee

Gardens at Rock City
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Rock City Gardens say “Allow us to pamper Mom, and your family, at our Enchanted Mother’s Day Lunch! Skip the “Mother’s Day restaurant crowds” and walk right into a beautifully set table waiting just for you. Enjoy a freshly prepared three-course meal, all while enjoying the beautiful melodies of a live harp performance. After lunch, take a stroll along the Enchanted Trail and enjoy the beauty and wonder of Rock City Gardens. Mom will have memories to last a lifetime!”

Be sure to check out Ruby Falls to hear about another amazing mother,  Ruby Lambert- the first woman to see the underground falls

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Photo Credit: Bill Ilott via via Flickr.

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University celebrates Lilac Sunday every Mother’s Day. Enjoy a self-guided tour of one of the largest collections in the country.  Also, Lilac Sunday is the only day of the year when picnicking is permitted at the arboretum. If the weather is nice, you can take mom downtown for a stroll on the Boston Freedom Trail too.

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Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Illinois

Chicago Botanic Garden
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CGB says “Pamper mom on Mother’s Day with brunch, spring flowers, and family time at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Enjoy an elegant and sumptuous buffet brunch at the Garden and spend the rest of the day viewing all that spring has to offer. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes a carving station, made-to-order omelets, dessert station, and an abundance of fresh, delicious selections.” We say spring is the perfect time to visit the Windy City because the weather is usually nice and the flowers are in full bloom.

New York Botanical Garden, New York New York

New York Botanical Garden
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Every year, NYBG puts on their One-of-a-Kind Garden Party featuring New York’s most spectacular spring landscape with live music, games, picnicking, and more. Nothing says spring in the city like the New York Botanical Garden.

Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Arizona

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Az
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Springtime in the desert is filled with beautiful flowers and warm weather. If you’ve never seen a cactus in bloom, you will not believe the iridescent colors!  DBG celebrates moms by offering a free admission to all moms with a child’s ticket purchased. They also have a special Bouquets and Mimosas event where you make a bouquet with a free mimosa.

The Flower Fields, Carlsbad California

Carlsbad Flower Fields
Photo Credit: Christopher Allison Photography via Flickr.

Springtime in Carlsbad means strawberries and festivals. The 55-acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers are almost done for the season. Mother’s Day is the final day of the season with performances throughout the day from the colorful dancing of the Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico.

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Maine

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay
Photo Credit: JR P via Flickr

Spring comes late in Boothbay, with spring bulbs like daffodils and  hyacinths in full bloom for Mother’s Day Weekend. Early blooming magnolias are peaking and, on warm years, you might catch the tulips bonanza. What’s more, moms get in free on their special day.

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Wrapping up the Best Gardens for Mother’s Day

No matter if you hit the road or stay close to home, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to visit gardens. The weather is beautiful and spring is in the air. Plus with all the fabulous specials going on, your favorite mom is sure to have a good time on her special day.

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