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Botanical Gardens in New Hampshire's Great North Woods
The beautiful gardens at the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel, in Dixville Notch, are a world unto itself. Almost 35,000 plants and flowers turn the resort into a picturesque oasis nestled into the state's White Mountains. You can walk around the five major garden areas on your own or take a walking tour (in the summers only).
Botanical Gardens in New Hampshire's Seacoast Area
Located in Brentwood, New Hampshire, the Rockingham County Botanical Gardens are a part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. The Rockingham County Botanical Gardens specialize in local flora and are open to the pubic only on Thursdays from April-mid-October.
Botanical Gardens in Northern Vermont
The University of Vermont's Waterfront Park area is a cooperative effort on the part of Burlington Department of Parks and Recreation and the University of Vermont. The park's gardens feature several garden beds containing perennial flowers as well as annual flowers. The gardens at the University of Vermont's Waterfront Park are an official display garden of the All America Selections program.
The Vermont Botanical Gardens in South Burlington are home to a winter garden, a natural amphitheater, a gazebo, a children's garden, a maze, a “secret” garden, a butterfly garden, a wildlife garden, an arboretum, a dwarf variety orchard, an ethnic heritage garden, and some herbs.
Central Vermont's Experimental Cold-Hardy Cactus Garden
Located on Halladay Road in Middlebury, Vermont, is the Vermont Experimental Cold-Hardy Cactus Garden, a non-profit botanical garden specializing in cactus and other succulents, such as opunitas, euphorbias, yuccas, agaves, and sedum. The garden is open to the public, but as it is on a private residence, one should call in advance before visiting.