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Plants & Gardens

The zoo’s landscape is literally alive—bursting with the colors, textures, and scents of more than 1,200 plant species. This urban oasis is home to native birds, frogs, fish, turtles, insects, and more, and is a welcome escape from the bustling city. Use the tool below to explore some of the unique plants and gardens that thrive in this accredited arboretum.

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Blue fortune agastache
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Blue Fortune Agastache
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Brookside Cranesbill
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Bur Oak
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Canary Cheers™ Ninebark
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Chaddick Foundation Welcome Garden
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Charles Schwartz Memorial Garden
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Color Guard Adam’s Needle
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Conservation & Science Gardens
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Cranberry Crush Hardy Hibiscus
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Dreamcatcher Hardy Hibiscus
Dream Lady
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Dream Lady
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Eastern Redbud
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Gray-headed Coneflower
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Haas Halo Smooth Hydrangea
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Invincibelle® Ruby Smooth Hydrangea
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Jeana Garden Phlox
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Kindred Spirit® Ware’s Oak
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Little Prince Hardy Hibiscus
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Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus
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Mini Mauvette® Smooth Hydrangea
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Munchkin Oakleaf Hydrangea