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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (Charlotte, North Carolina)

The 380-acre Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden marked its 20-year anniversary in 2019. The garden is situated on the banks of Lake Wylie, with a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical plants and orchids. Fans of Japanese landscape design will appreciate Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Garden, a 12-acre sanctuary that originally started as the privately owned backyard garden of businessman John Anderson. The Japanese garden is comprised of koi-filled ponds, winding paths, and streams. For more information, visit the website.

The 8 Most Beautifully Designed Botanical Gardens in America

Not all gardens are designed equally, and these grounds—spanning from California to North Carolina—show how they're a branch above the rest