Enjoy nature when you visit botanical gardens in upstate NY. A great place to see not only local and exotic trees but wildlife as well are arboretums in upstate New York. Get away from the stress of city life and take some time to stop and smell the roses in beautiful upstate NY gardens.
Thousands of Exotic and Local Plants and Flowers
These upstate NY botanical gardens feature both outdoor gardens and an extensive collection of indoor gardens. Walk through the traditional Victorian ivy and herb house which features the largest public ivy collection in the world. Explore the palm dome - a 67 foot tall dome filled with towering palm trees. Or for something truly exotic visitors can enter the Panama Cloud Forest and experience the sounds and smells of orchids, bromeliads and more South American plants.
Move to the outside of the grounds and explore the shrub and perennial garden. In the warmer months this garden is bursting with life and color. Hike through the South Park arboretum and see the towering trees and beautiful vistas of meadows and lakes. This upstate NY botanical garden and arboretum is open Monday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
A Day Trip Among Towering Giants
Calling itself a "living museum" this huge 548 acre arboretum is a great place to spend a day hiking. Landis boasts an old-growth forest, a bluebird trail, over 8 miles of walking trails, gorgeous perennial gardens and much more. Programs for children of all ages occur year round making this a great place for a field trip or educational day out.
View the historic lilac collection, some species of which were developed by Fred Lape -founder of the arboretum. These peaceful arboretums in upstate New York are open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. Admission is free but donations are suggested at $5 per person. Among upstate New York botanical gardens and arboretums, this one stands out!