While botanical gardens have evolved from their medicinal roots in 16th-century Italy, their plants can still bring peace and joy to our busy lives, says Beronda L. Montgomery
1 June 2022
ONE of my favourite ever pastimes is to visit botanical gardens. In almost every city I go to, I make time to wander and linger among plants.
My local botanical gardens, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Michigan, are a plant and art lovers’ haven. While you might think that a trip to a particular garden would be an infrequent event, I love to visit multiple times a year, enjoying the pink swamp milkweed and black-eyed Susan flowers supporting the butterflies in spring, and the yellow, orange and purple chrysanthemum flowers in autumn.
Whether the trees are bare, …