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American Gardens on U.S. Postage Stamps

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Winterthur - American Gardens postage stampThe United States Postal Service™ celebrates the beauty of American Gardens in a set of commemoratives.

This pane of 20 stamps features ten different photographs of botanic, country estate, and municipal gardens, taken between 1996 and 2014. The gardens include: Biltmore Estate Gardens (North Carolina); Brooklyn Botanic Garden (New York); Chicago Botanic Garden (Illinois); Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Maine); Dumbarton Oaks Garden (District of Columbia); The Huntington Botanical Gardens (California); Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park (Florida); Norfolk Botanical Garden (Virginia); Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Ohio); and Winterthur Garden (Delaware – pictured above left).

Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps with existing photos taken by Allen Rokach.American Gardens postage stamps

Another set coming out in 2020: Wild Orchids. There will be 10 new stamps in booklets of 20 and coils of 3,000 and 10,000. Each stamp features a photograph of one of nine species that grow wild in the United States: Cypripedium californicum, Hexalectris spicata, Cypripedium reginae, Spiranthes odorata, Triphora trianthophoros, Platanthera grandiflora, Cyrtopodium polyphyllum, Calopogon tuberosus and Platanthera leucophaea. Orchids also have common names, with some plants having several different names in popular use.

Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps with existing photographs by Jim Fowler.Wild Orchids 2020 USPS Stamps

Since 1847, the Postal Service stamp program has celebrated the people, events and cultural milestones unique to the history of the United States.

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