VOTE NOW: Huntsville Botanical Garden nominated for national award

Light post and trees at Huntsville Botanical Garden
I can’t wait to spend many spring days walking along these beautiful paths. (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

For the second year in a row, USA Today has nominated Huntsville Botanical Garden for the Readers’ Choice 2023 Awards. Last year, Huntsville ranked 4th in the nation for Best Botanical Garden. And this year, we feel confident that we can rank even higher!

You can show your appreciation for Huntsville’s beautiful gardens by voting daily now through March 6 at 11 AM. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 17.

A serene Huntsville haven

Picturesque pond at Huntsville Botanical Garden
There’s nothing as peaceful as a quiet little pond. (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

It’s no surprise that the Huntsville Botanical Garden has been nominated for this award again. A favorite among Huntsvillians, the garden provides an important green space for the city.

The garden contains 112 acres of diverse ecosystems and offers youth and adult programs, a nature academy, educational courses on sustainable science and more.

Additionally, this March, Huntsville Botanical will launch Origami in the Garden—a monumental outdoor sculpture exhibition inspired by intricate paper origami. The exhibit will run March 3-August 27.

Vote for Huntsville Botanical Garden!

Huntsville Botanical Garden
Celebrate this beautiful garden by voting today! (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

Although we feel confident about Huntsville’s chances to win, it never hurts to cast an extra vote! So go and vote on USA Today daily, now through March 6.

And if you’re curious about Huntsville’s competitors, here are other gardens nominated for the award:

  • ABQ Biopark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio
  • Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Fairchild Tropical Botantic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus, Ohio
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert, California
  • Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park, Florida
  • Peel Museum and Botanical Garden, Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon
  • Powell Gardens, Kingsville, Missouri
  • Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, Canandaigua, New York
  • Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, Arizona
  • Waimea Valley, Haleiwa, Hawaii
  • Winterthur, Winterthur, Delaware

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Lacey Spear
Lacey Spear
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