If you love flowers and seeing spectacular homes and gardens, you’ll want to plan to stop by these beauties on your way through Montana.  You can even plan a whole trip around visiting gardens.

Memorial Rose Garden Park, Missoula

You’ll see 600 plus roses in this garden dedicated as a memorial originally to World War II veterans.  The Rose Society members plant the roses and maintain them.  Special gardens honor veterans of seven different wars.   https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/181/Memorial-Rose-Garden

Tizer Botanic Gardens & Arboretum, Jefferson City

 Located in the Elkhorn Mountains, Tizer Botanic Gardens covers 6 acres and a trail system that begs to be walked to view all the beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees.  Festivals and educational activities are held throughout the year. https://www.tizergardens.com/

Old Lexington Gardens, Butte

 Butte’s first stamp mill was built here in 1867. The machine crushed ore and was sold and operated in other towns until it was brought back to Butte in 1999 and set up as a garden. The early Columbia Garden’s Butterfly (completely made of flowers) was restored in this garden.  https://www.visitmt.com/listings/general/garden/old-lexington-stamp-mill-and-gardens.html

DanWalt Gardens, Billings

 This lovely three-acre garden showcases thousands of perennials.  Arranged in themed “rooms”, it includes a European Parterre, a Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden, and Ceremony Garden along with bridges, statuaries, fountains and a koi pond. Tours available daily May through October.  https://thedanwaltgardens.com/

Conrad Mansion and Gardens, Kalispell

This 13,000 square foot mansion was the home of Charles Conrad who helped found Kalispell in 1891.  Today, you can take a guided tour of the mansion and extensive gardens.  The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.  https://www.conradmansion.com/index.php/about-us