Located on University Ave. at Mills St. in Madison, Wis., the 500+ species Botany Garden serves research, teaching and the senses. Mo Fayyaz, the horticultural mastermind  who has directed the garden for more than 30 years, says it’s “the first garden in the world to be based on angiosperm phylogeny.” Related plants live shoulder-to-shoulder for easy comparison. The nearby botany greenhouse houses more than 1,000 species; the twin facilities provide samples to 14 biology courses on campus.


Slideshow: August 4, 2015