Songsparrow's Favorite Links

American Hemerocallis Society
American Hosta Society
American Peony Society
Clematis Society
Conifer Society
Garden Writers Association
Hosta Library
International Lilac Society
Magnolia Society
Rock Garden Society
Siberian Iris Society

Other friends of Song Sparrow:

Rotary Gardens Janesville, WI. An internationally themed botanical garden. Summary of collections, photo gallery, information about events and education opportunities.
Allen Centennial Gardens-Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI. Artful living laboratory and public botanical garden of the Horticulture Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Garden serves as an outdoor classroom for UW-Madison students and the surrounding communities, providing meaningful learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.
Olbrich Botanical Garden Madison, WI. Stroll 16 acres of outdoor gardens featuring stunning landscapes and Midwest-hardy plants. Visit the tropics in the Bolz Conservatory, filled with exotic plants, flowers, orchids, birds, and a waterfall.
Boerner Botanical Gardens Hales Corner, WI. An internationally renowned horticultural showplace in the Milwaukee County Parks, offers gardeners, plant lovers and students the opportunity to take in the colors and scents of a variety of collections.
Anderson Japanese Gardens Rockford, IL. This exquisite 12 acre landscape is comprised of winding paths, beautiful plants, stunning water features, a Tea House, raked gravel gardens and more. Ranked among the highest quality and most authentic Japanese gardens in North America.
Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL. Stroll through 27 spectacular gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. This garden is a place of ever-changing beauty.
The Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL. Collection of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world; features searchable plant information database, educational programs, gift shop, and much more.
Dawes Arboretum Newark, OH. A non-profit Arboretum featured as one of the premier public gardens in North America with plant collections, gardens and natural areas dedicated to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world.
Reiman Gardens-Iowa State University Ames, IA. A 17- acre University-owned public garden located immediately south of Jack Trice Stadium on the Iowa State University campus. Featuring 11 distinct gardens, a conservatory, and a butterfly house.
Bickelhaupt Arboretum Clinton, IA. A 14-acre gem located in the heart of Clinton, Iowa. The outdoor museum is the home of select labeled trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials and annual flowers.
Linwood Gardens Pavilion, NY. This private garden located near Rochester, New York, features a significant collection of American tree peonies. It is open to the public during the Tree Peony season.
New York Botanical Garden Bronx, NY. This Garden in the Bronx consists of 28 specialty gardens, including a conservatory, a children's adventure garden, and a 40-acre old-growth forest.
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA. Encompassing more than 300 acres of the college campus and exhibiting thousands of ornamental plant species, the arboretum displays trees, shrubs, vines.
Powell Gardens Kingsville, MO. Kansas City's botanical garden, is a 970-acre botanical garden with lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows offers breathtaking display gardens.
Filoli Gardens Woodside, CA. This 654-acre estate includes a gracious 100-year-old, 43-room house set within 16 acres of formal gardens. Located approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco—and they can grow Peonies!

University Cooperative Extension offices are a great resource for horticultural information. Our closest Wisconsin Extension office is the University of Wisconsin-Madison-Cooperative Extension.

To find the Extension office closest to you, here is a helpful link from the USDA. Find your nearest University Cooperative Extension Office

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