Everybody needs a little down time, a time for some reflection and peace, a time to literally "stop and smell the roses."  Here are nine ideas of places, from the Hudson Valley to Buffalo, that are free public gardens loaded with beauty, history and, yes, roses.  While we know there are many other places such as these across our region, this is a great starter's list to start  your "winding down."  Enjoy!

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