10 Extraordinary Gardens
May 27, 2015 – 7:58 pm | Comments Off on 10 Extraordinary Gardens

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By Visit California
As the breadbasket of the country, California is known for its bountiful harvests of everything from avocados to grapes. But the Golden State is also home to …

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Orange City Tulip Festival in Iowa
April 24, 2017 – 8:33 am | Comments Off on Orange City Tulip Festival in Iowa

Tulip Fest, Orange City, IowaThe weekend of May 18, 19 and 20, 2017, will be filled with flowers during the 77th annual Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa.

There are the usual parades, Dutch dances and horse-drawn trolley tours, but the festival revolves around the tulips. Thousands of early, mid- and late-blooming tulips are planted each year in Orange City in an effort to have tulips in bloom during the festival.

Best places for Road Trips Gardeners to view flowers? In the city center, especially along Central and Albany avenues. The Flower Show, located in the Dutch Heritage Center, features 1,000 tulips in one-of-a-kind arrangements.

Note: the dresses pictured are this year’s apparel for festival royalty. The costume, dating from about 1850, is from the village of Hoorn in the west Friesland region of North Holland.

(Photo courtesy of Orange City Tulip Festival)

Canadian Tulip Festival
April 21, 2017 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Canadian Tulip Festival
Canadian Tulip Festival

It’s the 65th anniversary of the Canadian Tulip Festival, set for May 12 through 22, 2017, in the nation’s capital, Ottawa.
This flagship festival showcases the city’s official flower, the tulip, as a symbol of international …

Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan
April 19, 2017 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan
Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan, is probably the best-known of tulip festivals in the United States. For this, the 48th year, nearly five million tulips are planted and ready to burst forth in bloom in …

Topiaries: Wild Wonders at Franklin Park Conservatory
April 17, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Topiaries: Wild Wonders at Franklin Park Conservatory
Topiaries: Wild Wonders at Franklin Park Conservatory

“Topiaries at the Conservatory: Wild Wonders” celebrates the art of living sculpture. Focusing on endangered animals, horticulturists are busy planting, designing and sculpting 14 topiaries to be placed throughout the courtyards and biomes of Franklin …

Festival of Flowers Cruise on Cunard
April 14, 2017 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Festival of Flowers Cruise on Cunard
Festival of Flowers Cruise on Cunard

Who says Road Trips Gardeners shouldn’t take cruises? Certainly not Cunard, which will stage its first-ever Festival of Flowers voyage this summer on the Queen Victoria. Promised are explorations of gardens and floral landscapes on …

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival
April 12, 2017 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Washington State Apple Blossom Festival
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival

Headed to the Pacific Northwest, Road Trips Gardeners? The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival takes place Apri 27 through May 7, 2017, in and around Wenatchee, Washington. It’s said to be the oldest major festival …

Open House at Hartman Arboretum
April 10, 2017 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Open House at Hartman Arboretum
Open House at Hartman Arboretum

There’s a special reason for Road Trips Gardeners to swing by Southwestern Indiana the last weekend in April.
Hartman Arboretum, 5939 Spirit Trail, Evansville, Indiana, hosts an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April …

It’s Daffodil Weekend in Ohio
April 8, 2017 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on It’s Daffodil Weekend in Ohio
It’s Daffodil Weekend in Ohio

Discover the delights of daffodils this weekend in northeast Ohio, Road Trips Gardeners.
There’s a daffodil show in Davis Center of Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio, today and tomorrow (April 8 and 9, …

Learn How to Grow Mushrooms
April 7, 2017 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Learn How to Grow Mushrooms
Learn How to Grow Mushrooms

If you’ll be in the Southeast later this month, Road Trips Gardeners, consider attending this workshop at Hills & Dales, 1916 Hills & Dales Drive, LaGrange, Georgia.
Cornelia Cho and Sam Landes (pictured) of the …

North Carolina Azalea Festival
April 5, 2017 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on North Carolina Azalea Festival
North Carolina Azalea Festival

Right now is when Road Trips Gardeners should be headed toward Wilmington, North Carolina. That’s because the 70th annual North Carolina Azalea Festival takes place today (April 5, 2017) through Sunday (April 9, 2017) — …

Cherry Blossom Festival in Philly
April 3, 2017 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Cherry Blossom Festival in Philly
Cherry Blossom Festival in Philly

A Cherry Blossom Festival is underway in Greater Philadelphia. It started last Saturday and runs through next Sunday (April 9, 2017). (Just in case you’ve forgotten, sakura = cherry blossoms.)
Road Trips Gardeners still have time …