We all can describe our favorite garden. Weather grandmother's, Kew, or one local that is easy to frequent. I have a special place for Longwood Gardens. A 6 to 7 hour drive; it is necessary to stay over a couple of nights. Entering the parking lot we always look to see the trained plants on the main building. Even the trees planted in the parking lot islands are special. As one comes out the building into the gardens, the first thing to see is the large specimen dogwood tree. Up to the right is the Annual Walk where plants are symmetrical and asymmetrical. Hugh Cannas! Straight ahead, the famous conservatory, a must to visit. The dancing water, the hugh topiaries (sp?), the grass displays, perennials, vegetables, specimen trees of full maturity, and a whole lot more. I have no idea where it might stand in world ranking (if there is such a thing), but it has to be very high. If you are in the area, it is a must. Even to plan a vacation here, you will have many sites to visit. Anyone have a favorite garden?