Because plants are jealous of our ability to live indoors, they attempt to infiltrate our finest mansions and universities by slowly climbing stony facades. Visit a place built specifically to contain these floral strivers with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-year Silver Cloud family membership at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood (a $50 value).
Occupying the former gardens of late nursery and landscape leader Theodore Klein, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens displays graceful garden arrangements and lush foliage while striving to improve the botanical world through research and community-education programs. The Silver Cloud family membership gives you—and family members residing at the same address—free year-long access to the sprawling grounds and their leafy residents that welcome visitors with the friendly stoicism of a granite butler. Espy new varietals of ornamental plants, the hortichildren of Yew Dell's plant development program, wander through the alternately arborial and floral gardens, and practice your standup comedy on the dogwoods, sugar maples, and other plants that flourish throughout the property.
In addition to garden access, the Silver Cloud family membership gets floraphiles a bevy of discounts at local garden centers, advance notice and discounts on Yew Dell programs, and access to exclusive members-only events. Membership also includes access to and discounts at hundreds of participating botanical centers spanning the country.