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  • August 16, 2023

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Join the South Texas Botanical Gardens in celebrating Independence Day with admission prices hotter than a firecracker.

Gather the family and head on over to South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, located at 8545 S. Staples St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.

General admission will be reduced by a fourth for the 4th of July. Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the gardens, conservatories, the Butterfly House, trails, wetlands, a kid’s play area with Treehouse, the gift shop, and the Birdhouse Exhibit.

“But the super hot deal is all

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  • August 6, 2023

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park is growing by 2 acres, and garden officials have big plans for the area.

The new strip of land will become home to a historic Montgomery fountain that once sat in front of a Montgomery building that was being renovated. The city saved the fountain and gifted it to the garden.

A Japanese maple garden is also planned for the space, said Cathy Maddox, the Montgomery Botanical Gardens Board of Directors president. A donor has promised to provide the Japanese maples needed for the project.

Officials also will install a pedestrian entrance to

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  • August 5, 2023

WAUSAU, Wis. (WJFW) – The Monk Botanical Gardens have provided an outdoor place for people to enjoy peace and quiet in Wausau for two decades now. Featuring attractions like several themed gardens, treehouses, cabins, and miles of accessible trails there is plenty to enjoy. Back in 2003, Robert W. Monk bought a small crop of land with a vision of providing Wausau with an educational community Botanical garden. 20 years later and his dream has become a reality. 

“We really have built these gardens to attract children and families because we want to teach people how just beautifying a space

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  • August 2, 2023

Over the last decade, artist and graphic designer John Pirman has been capturing slices of life in Sarasota with colorful and moody illustrations featured in Sarasota magazine. This summer, Selby Botanical Gardens is offering visitors a peek into Pirman’s career and creative process.

“John Pirman: Diving Into Nature” will be an indoor and outdoor exhibit and the first retrospective of his career as part of Selby’s 50th-anniversary celebration. Previous Sarasota exhibitions have been more focused.

“I was honored, flattered, and overjoyed that they asked me to do this,” Pirman said during a conversation in his North Sarasota home. “And very

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  • July 22, 2023

Set in the heart of the eastern Caribbean Sea, Martinique is one of the most stunning island in the Lesser Antilles, blending the allure of a tropical paradise with a frisson of French flavour. Visitors can’t help but be enchanted with its pristine white sandy beaches, lush rainforests, and cultural heritage. Yet, when arriving in Martinique, one characteristic immediately arrests the eye and asserts itself over all others: the resplendent green spaces that cover nearly every inch of the island’s

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  • July 19, 2023

WAUSAU – Enjoy a night out filled with unique sample cocktails and dishes curated specially for Booze & Botany and inspired by locally grown ingredients and botanicals from the gardens and nearby farms.

North central Wisconsin’s finest chefs and mixologists will craft special flavors from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 20 at Whitewater Music Hall, 130 First St., Wausau.

Booze & Botany will take over the venue, inside and out, for the evening. Guests can enjoy at least five drinks and dishes created with fresh local ingredients. This year features a mocktail as well. Guests receive cocktail and mocktail

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  • July 18, 2023

The Botanical Society of South Africa is celebrating its impressive 110th anniversary this year, marking over a century of remarkable achievements.

Commonly known as BotSoc, this organisation is dedicated to conserving the indigenous plants of South Africa through various programmes aimed at enhancing knowledge, cultivation, sustainable utilisation, protection and appreciation of our natural ecosystems.


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BotSoc, which was founded on June 10, 1913, is a member-driven organisation that provides opportunities for citizen scientists, amateur nature enthusiasts, the general public and environmental experts to collaborate and contribute to solutions for

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  • July 14, 2023

LARGO, FL — New signs were installed Wednesday at the Florida Botanical Gardens to help educate visitors about the importance of protecting and conserving drinking water sources.

The detailed markers discuss why wetlands are important to the water cycle and ecosystem, giving guests a learning experience while they enjoy the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

This project was a collaboration between the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation, Tampa Bay Water, Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Along with the signage, a Chronolog was unveiled, which

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