For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Branch out with this Groupon.
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- $7 for four general-admission tickets ($12 value)
- $14 for eight general-admission tickets ($24 value)
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Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
With roughly 12,000 square feet of verdant plant life, Roger Williams Park Botanical Center has earned the distinction as New England's largest indoor garden. Unveiled in 2007, most of that space comprises The Conservatory and Mediterranean Room greenhouses, where 150-plus species dwell, from cacti and aloe to 17 varieties of palm. Even more plants spread their roots in the park's outdoor grounds, which include a perennial garden, a wooded hillside garden, and a rose maze. Though self-guided treks are a breeze here, the center also hosts tours led by trained University of Rhode Island master gardeners, who explain each plant's characteristics and how it adapts to its climate. For youngsters, meanwhile, the Learning Landscapes program encourages hands-on activities, including stroking a coyote's fur and feeding artisanal flies to discerning Venus flytraps.