Life can be a busy blur, with each season somehow busier than the last. It’s so important to live in the present; to adopt a “yes, and” mantra and never pass up the opportunity for a bucket-list adventure. Today we’re inviting you to quite literally stop and smell the roses at these stunning botanical gardens in the U.S. As these blooms explode in a spectacular rainbow of color and variety, don’t miss your chance to revel in the resplendence of Mother Nature’s most marvelous seasonal show.

Botanical gardens are some of our country’s most wondrous places, providing a perfect and accessible experience of nature unlike any other. We challenge you to pick a garden or two to visit this season for a colorful dose of awe and wonder.

Address: Biltmore, 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803, USA

Address: Ethel M Chocolates Factory & Cactus Garden, 2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV 89014, USA

Address: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA

Address: Brookgreen Drive, Brookgreen Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

Address: Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL, USA

Address: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA

Address: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA

Address: Hawai‘i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden, 27-717 Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, HI 96781, USA

Address: Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA

Address: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Address: Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Address: Botanical Place Circle, Botanical Pl Cir, Naples, FL 34112, USA

Address: Conservatory Drive, Conservatory Dr, Detroit, MI 48207, USA

Address: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA

Address: San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA