A Caution in the Age of COVID-19
March 14, 2020 – 9:39 pm | Comments Off on A Caution in the Age of COVID-19

Many events that draw crowds have been postponed or cancelled.
If you’re planning to travel to a flower or garden event, check with the organizers to see that it’s still happening.
It’s probably been canceled, …

Read the full story »
Eastern Canada

Europe

Great Gardens

Midwestern USA

Western USA

Eastern USA, Midwestern USA, Southern USA, Western USA »

New Stamps Celebrate Ten American Gardens
May 13, 2020 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off on New Stamps Celebrate Ten American Gardens

American Gardens "Forever" Stamps Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From the United States Postal Service

The natural beauty of American gardens is being celebrated by the U.S. Postal Service by issuing stamps that feature gardens ranging from botanical to country estate and municipal gardens. All the gardens featured on the 10 stamps are open to the public. The American Gardens Forever stamps are available for purchase nationwide.

No need to go into your local post office: The stamps can be purchased online.

This pane of 20 stamps features 10 different photographs 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).

The gardens were photographed by Allen Rokach. Ethel Kessler was the art director and designer.

The love of gardening stretches back to the earliest years of our country, inspiring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers to plant some of America’s most iconic colonial-era gardens. From the 19th century to today, landscape designers have continued that tradition. Conceived for many reasons—for food or pleasure, as places of education and scientific study, as an expression of the owners’ artistic sensibilities, as spaces for the public to commune with nature, or simply for the love of gardening—American gardens capture our imagination and satisfy a yearning for beauty and order.

Every year, millions of Americans visit gardens, public and private. Many public gardens are open year-round; in addition to the plants and trees on display, classes, exhibits, and other events encourage visitors to experiment and create their own gardens. During the spring and summer, planned tours and open garden days allow visitors to step into private enclaves and see how homeowners have enhanced and designed their spaces, be they large estates, small suburban yards, or rooftop aeries.

American Gardens Forever Stamps

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

(Images courtesy of the United States Postal Service)

Butterflies and Insects from Around the World
May 8, 2020 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Butterflies and Insects from Around the World
Butterflies and Insects from Around the World

Since we’re all “sheltering in place”, here’s another magnificent video to remind us of what awaits us outside.
It’s from a colleague of mine, Melanie Votaw, who’s obviously a skilled photographer.
Enjoy!

A Video Visit to Keukenhof
April 29, 2020 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on A Video Visit to Keukenhof
A Video Visit to Keukenhof

As of March 14, 2020, an emergency regulation of the Dutch government is in force, with the aim to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
It states that meetings with more than 100 people are not …

Frederik Meijer Gardens Celebrates 25 Years Today
April 20, 2020 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Frederik Meijer Gardens Celebrates 25 Years Today
Frederik Meijer Gardens Celebrates 25 Years Today

April 20, 1995: It’s been a quarter century since the first visitors arrived at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
What started with the dream of Betsy Borre and the West …

Flower of the Day: Violets
April 18, 2020 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Violets
Flower of the Day: Violets

Viola sororia, known as the common blue violet, is a short-stemmed herbaceous perennial plant that is native to eastern North America.
Your Road Trips Gardener has multitudes of violets in bloom in her Central Indiana backyard …

Mollie Salisbury Cup: Garden Memoir Competition
April 13, 2020 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Mollie Salisbury Cup: Garden Memoir Competition
Mollie Salisbury Cup: Garden Memoir Competition

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By The Garden Museum
We are delighted to announce this year’s Mollie Salisbury Cup, an annual award for garden memoirs sponsored by the Cecil family in memory of their mother, …

Mansions in a Georgia Mill Town
March 27, 2020 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Mansions in a Georgia Mill Town
Mansions in a Georgia Mill Town

“Mansions in a Mill Town” is a day of visiting five historic properties in Roswell, Georgia. Set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2, 2020, it includes Bullock Hall, Barrington Hall, Archibald Smith Plantation …

Spring Blooms at Indianapolis’ Newfields
March 16, 2020 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Spring Blooms at Indianapolis’ Newfields
Spring Blooms at Indianapolis’ Newfields

Warm sun. Fragrant flowers. Defrost your winter-weary self and watch the magic of spring unfold with half a million blooms in The Garden and the galleries at Newfields, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Spring Blooms“, …

Plant Sale at Lockerly Arboretum
March 13, 2020 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Plant Sale at Lockerly Arboretum
Plant Sale at Lockerly Arboretum

The annual plant sale takes place at Lockerly Arboretum, 1534 Irwinton Road, Milledgeville, Georgia, April 17 and 18, 2020. Friday morning is members-only, but the public is welcomed Friday between 1 and 4:30 p.m., and …

National Flower Show in Chelmsford, England
March 11, 2020 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on National Flower Show in Chelmsford, England
National Flower Show in Chelmsford, England

Thinking of heading across the pond, Road Trips Gardeners? The National Flower Show is set for May 15, 16, and 17, 2020, in Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Hours are 10 a.m. to …

Bloom: A Spring Exhibition
March 9, 2020 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Bloom: A Spring Exhibition
Bloom: A Spring Exhibition

“Bloom: A Spring Exhibition” continues through March 28, 2020, at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free.
Artists featured are students at …