You may have heard in the last few weeks that USA TODAY was picking its TOP 10 U.S. gardens for plant lovers, and that our very own Munsinger-Clemens Gardens from St. Cloud was in the running to make the list!

I'm excited to announce that Munsinger and Clemens Gardens of St. Cloud DID make the Top 10 list in the US, falling in at number 8.

The location of the gardens along the Mississippi River was part of the reason. Here is what the article says word for word about Munsinger and Clemens Gardens of St. Cloud:

"Located along the mighty Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the adjacent Munsinger and Clemens Gardens complement each other perfectly. Munsinger Gardens feature a more informal and naturalistic landscape design where visitors stroll its winding paths adorned with colorful flowerbeds. In contrast, Clemens Gardens offers a more formal and structured experience. Divided into various themed gardens, it showcases meticulously manicured landscapes, formal flowerbeds, and water features."

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The other gardens that made the list across the United States were:

10. ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque, New Mexico
9. McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay in Redding, California
8. Munsinger and Clemens Gardens in St. Cloud
7. Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
6. Huntsville Botanical Garden in Huntsville, Alabama
5. Botanica, The Wichita Gardens in Wichita, Kansas
4. Tuscon Botanical Gardens in Tucson, Arizona
3. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida
2. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida
1. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden not only has an amazing 100,000 bulb tulip display, but they have a Butterfly Garden, a Dinosaur Garden, and much more.

Hats off to all of the winners bringing us beauty all across the United States, and especially to Munsinger -Clemens Gardens in St. Cloud, for giving us all something to look forward to each and every spring!

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