Spring is here, and summer's already around the corner! If you’re a flower gardener - and the National Gardening Association estimates that members of over a third of U.S. households are - you already may have begun to till soil and plant seeds. And those who like to travel as well as garden (as well as those who enjoy gardens more by watching than working), now is time to plan a trip to take in some of Mother Nature’s bountiful beauty.
Gardens come in a variety of types, sizes and offerings. Some are urban pockets of color and scent, others world-famous destinations that people travel far to see. They also can turn pages of history, amaze with their beauty, and at times also amuse.
Wherever you live, or go, there no doubt are parks and plots that can satisfy a longing for the splendor that flowers, shrubs and trees provide. Many city dwellers live close to outstanding public gardens.