If you’re a stamp collector who also gardens, you might want to take notice that the U.S. Postal Service has just issued a series stamps featuring the natural beauty of American gardens. The series of 10 stamps is called American Gardens Forever and features gardens ranging from botanical gardens to country estates and municipal gardens. All the gardens featured are normally open to the public throughout the year, although this year, several are presently closed to the public because of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
The stamps were launched on May 13, 2020.
The featured gardens are: Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (Akron, Ohio), Dumbarton Oaks Garden (Washington, D.C.), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Boothbay, Maine), Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe, Ill.), Winterthur Garden (Winterthur, Del.), Biltmore Estate Gardens (Asheville, N.C.), Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park (Tallahassee, Fla.), the Huntington Botanical Gardens (San Marino, Calif.), and Norfolk Botanical Garden (Norfolk, Va.).
I’ve been able to visit seven of the featured gardens and was originally planning to visit Norfolk Botanical Garden in April, but the trip was canceled because of—you guessed it!—the coronavirus outbreak. I’ll certainly go next year.
How many have you visited?
Definitely stamps you’ll want to add to your collection!