05/06/2011 09:12 am ET Updated Jul 06, 2011

Mother's Day: 10 Under-The-Radar Gardens To Visit (PHOTOS)

May 6th marks the 3rd annual National Public Gardens Day. Created to bring awareness to the importance of public gardens in promoting environmental stewardship and plant and water conservation, the day will see some 500 events across the country to celebrate America's public gardens.

Most of the events, for families, schools and tourists alike, will last through the weekend (hint: A visit would make a great last-minute Mother's Day treat).

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