‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
November 3, 2019 – 9:53 pm | Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens

As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

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Holiday Light Show at Rotary Gardens in Janesville
November 15, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Holiday Light Show at Rotary Gardens in Janesville

Rotary Botanic Gardens, Janesville, WisconsinMore than 750,000 twinkling lights are promised during the 2019 Holiday Light Show at the Rotary Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin, most evenings from November 29 through December 30, 2019.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The last ticket will be sold at 8:30 p.m., and the lights go dark at 9 p.m.

Needless to say, the length of your visit will depend on the amount of people at the time you arrive. Visitors will be touring the outdoor light show, shopping in the Cottage Garden Gallery, and (if it’s available) listening to live entertainment. Snacks and drinks also are available. That said, dress according to the weather for about a half hours wandering outdoors.

If you park at Dawson Ball Field, 920 Beloit Avenue, Janesville, a complementary shuttle will transport you to the gardens (it starts running at 4:15 p.m. each day).

(Photo courtesy of Rotary Botanical Gardens)

“Lightscape” at the Chicago Botanic Garden
November 13, 2019 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on “Lightscape” at the Chicago Botanic Garden
“Lightscape” at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Along a mile-long path in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois, November 22 through January 5, 2020, the night will come alive with color, imagination, and sound, from a playful “choir” …

“The 12 Days of Christmas” in Dallas, Texas
November 11, 2019 – 8:02 am | Comments Off on “The 12 Days of Christmas” in Dallas, Texas
“The 12 Days of Christmas” in Dallas, Texas

Holiday at the Arboretum spotlights “The 12 Days of Christmas” with more than one million lights turned on each evening throughout the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas.
A dozen 25-foot-tall Victorian-style …

Flower of the Day: Pink in Profusion in Erice
November 9, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink in Profusion in Erice
Flower of the Day: Pink in Profusion in Erice

The ancient hilltop town of Erice brims with flowers in the spring; here: a planter of pink blooms.
Erice overlooks the west coast of Sicily.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Winterlights Returns to Newfields
November 8, 2019 – 8:02 am | Comments Off on Winterlights Returns to Newfields
Winterlights Returns to Newfields

Merry and bright, Winterlights returns to Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, for a third year.
Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. November 23, 2019, through January 5, 2020. Timed tickets are available online.
Wander through the …

Keukenhof: Kitchen Garden to Flower Showcase
November 6, 2019 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Keukenhof: Kitchen Garden to Flower Showcase
Keukenhof: Kitchen Garden to Flower Showcase

If you’re a bulb flower aficionado, it’s not too early to begin planning a jaunt to Keukenhof, the massive flower display near Lisse, the Netherlands.
If opens March 21, 2020, and closes May 10, 2020. Transportation …

A Walk Through the Woods with a Naturalist
November 4, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on A Walk Through the Woods with a Naturalist
A Walk Through the Woods with a Naturalist

Explore the variety and majesty of western Indiana trees in Ouabache Trails Park, 3500 North Lower Fort Knox Road, Vincennes, Indiana, during “Terrific Trees”, a casual walk through various habitats.
Meet with local naturalist Terri Talarek …

Flower(s) of the Day: A Trio of Planters
November 2, 2019 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: A Trio of Planters
Flower(s) of the Day: A Trio of Planters

Three buckets of flowers greet passers-by on a street in Ortigia, the historic section of Syracuse on the eastern shore of Sicily.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Chrysanthemum Shows in Los Angeles County
November 1, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Chrysanthemum Shows in Los Angeles County
Chrysanthemum Shows in Los Angeles County

the Descansco Chrysanthemum Society Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow (November 2, 2019) in Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, California.
A second Chrysanthemum Show & Sale takes place the …

Fall Garden Symposium in Janesville, Wisconsin
October 30, 2019 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Fall Garden Symposium in Janesville, Wisconsin
Fall Garden Symposium in Janesville, Wisconsin

If south central Wisconsin is in your travel plans this weekend, consider a stop at the Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, Wisconsin, for an all day seminar Saturday (November 2, 2019) with Irvin …

“Mumvember” at Lan Su Chinese Gardens
October 28, 2019 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on “Mumvember” at Lan Su Chinese Gardens
“Mumvember” at Lan Su Chinese Gardens

It’s “Mumvember” at Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, Oregon, Friday (November 1, 2019) through November 30, 2019.
Inspired by chrysanthemum displays found in gardens throughout China, Lan Su presents the biggest “Mumvember” …