Quests! Gardens

Start with a membership…

We became members of the Missouri Botanical Gardens because we visit several times a year and love the place! We paid $115 for a friends and family membership which allows us to bring two other people with us when we visit– for free! It was worth the price right there– BUT MoBot participates in reciprocal agreements with over 300 gardens and we thoroughly enjoy that. See the list here:

Closer to home, you can join Minnetrista in Muncie. Or Newfields in Indy and get reciprocal discounts or free entry to art museums AND botanical gardens!

Many gardens waive their entrance fee while others give discounts. A few have blackout areas (say, 90 miles). Check out the details before joining your favorite garden — and then take full advantage of this amazing feature on your botaniquests.

On to the gardens!



Betty Ford Alpine Gardens



The Morton Arboretum


Allerton Park and Retreat Center


Nicholas Conservatory

Sinnissippi Rose Garden


Indianapolis- Newfields (AKA Indianapolis Art Museum)

West Lafayette- The Dahlia Gardens of Jim & Jim


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Como Park (Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and Ordway Japanese Gardens)

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


Missouri Botanical Garden (just the lights so far– more to come)

New York


Cornell Botanic Garden & F.R. Newman Arboretum

Ithaca Children’s Garden


Green Bay

Green Bay Botanical Garden


Rotary Botanical Gardens


Allen Centennial Garden

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

University of Wisconsin Botany Garden


Boener Botanical Gardens

Mitchell Park Domes


Montreal, QC

Montreal Botanical Garden

Ottawa, ON

Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm

Tamworth, ON

SpindleTree Gardens

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