Huntsville Botanical Garden named 6th best in the nation

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The best of the best. (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

When everything is blooming during springtime in Huntsville, we know that one of the best places to experience it is at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

But not only is it a favorite spot of Huntsvillians, it’s a favorite garden nation-wide.

USA Today just announced the winners of its 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest, including the results for the Best Botanical Garden category—and we’re pretty excited about the results.

Huntsville Botanical Garden fared well in the results

Picturesque pond at Huntsville Botanical Garden
We’re pretty proud of this Huntsville destination. (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

When Huntsville Botanical Garden was nominated for USA Today’s competition earlier this year, we were pretty excited.

But we’re even more excited with the results, with Huntsville coming in at #6 on the list.

“We are thrilled that visitors, members, volunteers and supporters from our community voted for Huntsville Botanical Garden in such numbers that we landed so high in a list with extremely strong competitors. We are truly grateful for their support.” 

Sue Wagner, HBG Chief Executive Officer

Here’s how the competition worked. A panel of experts nominated 19 gardens to be a part of the competition. Then, they opened up the floor to let the nation decide. America voted online for four weeks, and here’s who came out on top.

  1. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Coral Gables, Fla.) 
  2. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio) 
  3. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Pittsburg, Pa.) 
  4. Tucson Botanical Gardens (Tuscon, Ariz.) 
  5. Garvan Woodland Gardens (Hot Springs, Ark.) 
  6. Huntsville Botanical Garden (Huntsville, Ala.)
  7. Brookgreen Gardens (Murrells Inlet, S.C.) 
  8. The Dawes Arboretum (Newark, Ohio) 
  9. Winterthur (New Castle, Del.) 
  10. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (Palm Desert, Calif.) 

“The rest of the country is learning what we have known all along—that our Garden is a special place for education, celebration, inspiration and reflection among the beauty and wonder of plants.”

Sue Wagner, HBG Chief Executive Officer

What’s coming to the Huntsville Botanical Garden

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Keep your eyes peeled for the fairies! (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

Ready to experience the wonder of this award-winning garden? There’s always plenty to explore, but the next few weeks have some extra magic in store. Here are a few things happening soon.

And if you’re just looking to experience the beauty of spring at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, here’s where you can find it.

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Sarah Gronberg
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