Garden Bracket Challenge

Thank you to all who participated in our first-ever Garden Bracket Challenge! We had 20 gardens representing five regions of the US who brought their A-game; showcasing plants, history, garden design, and so much more. Voting is now closed but feel free to enjoy the below videos to relive the fun and tour around some amazing gardens from all over the country!


Our final five for 2021 were Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, South Coast Botanical Garden, Dow Gardens, Norfolk Botanical Garden, and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens!! Congratulations to these gardens for your incredible programs, histories, and horticultural victories!


The "favorite" for 2021 was Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens! Mendocino highlighted their garden to food bank program and their efforts to help grow food and the community. Be sure to check out their video in the West Division.













Additional Music Credits:

Franklin Park Conservatory video: "Rainbow Forest " by Quincas Moreira via YouTube Audio Library; Pittsburgh Botanic Garden video: "Brand New Everything" by Alejandro Del Pozo; Tower Hill Botanic Garden video: "Wildflowers" cover by Damon Kardon (original artist Tom Petty) ; National Botanical Garden video: "ES bam. bam." by Yomoti via Getty Images and Media; Tucson Botanical Garden video: "Flamenco Mood" via Adobe Stock Music; South Coast Botanic Garden video: "Friendly Dance" by Nico Staf via yt studio; Thanksgiving Point's Ashton Gardens video: "Sweet Piano Tune" by Bobby Cole; Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens video: Adobe Stock Music; Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden video:  Music 2 Hues