National Public Gardens Day is a celebration of America’s public gardens and a day to raise awareness of their importance in our communities. Public gardens play a large role in promoting education about water and plant conservation and environmental awareness. Public gardens are also a fun, low-cost activity for people of all ages.
On Friday, May 10, more than 500 public gardens, arboreta and zoos from all over the U.S. will be celebrating by holding special events for visitors.
Many local gardens will be offering free and discounted admission. Check out the National Public Gardens Day website for free admission at a garden near you and find where other events may be happening in your area.
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