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 April 24, 2014  Posted by  Family, Hot Deals, Recreation  Add comments

National Public Gardens Day is Friday, May 9, making it the perfect day to get outdoors and enjoy the spring displays on show at botanical gardens and other public gardens across America.

Many gardens will also host special events, family activities, gardening workshops, demonstrations or workshops. As it’s the Friday before Mother’s Day, why not make it a family trip and take Mom to your local gardens as a surprise celebration? It’s a whole new way to give the gift of flowers, and it’s a FREE gift, too, if you take advantage of a promotion by the American Public Gardens Association.

Get National Public Gardens Day FREE admission on May 9 at participating gardens that usually charge a fee. Register online, select which garden you’d like to visit, submit your information and then print your ticket.

Participating venues include:

  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • Smithsonian Gardens
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • University of Illinois Arboretum
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami
  • Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park in Florida
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Airlie Gardens in North Carolina
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Idaho Botanical Garden
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
  • …and very many more.

The National Public Gardens Day FREE admission is only valid on Friday, May 9. You can search for participating venues here. Some may be offering discounts rather than free admission.

The event aims to celebrate and promote awareness of America’s public gardens and the role they play in conservation and education, as well as providing green space in communities and a great family day out.

National Public Gardens Day takes place every year on the Friday before Mother’s Day.

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