‘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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Filoli’s Orchid Show in Woodside, California
December 9, 2019 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Filoli’s Orchid Show in Woodside, California

Orchid, Filoli House & Gardens, Woodside, CaliforniaOrchids are considered one of the most important plant collections at Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, California. They’re spotlighted from January 4 through February 24, 2020, during the annual Orchid Show. (Note: there are varying dates for the Orchid Show on the Filoli website, so Road Trips Gardeners planning to stop by should phone ahead to confirm.)

A beautiful array of plants and flower arrangements will rotate in and out of the House from early January to mid-February. Greeting you as you enter the Foyer are the historic plant urns filled with several orchids. In the House, the different rooms will each contain traditional flower arrangements featuring orchid flowers, as well as blooming orchid plants from the greenhouse collection. The Kitchen will have a lush display of orchids on the center island.

Orchids from several Bay Area orchid societies, along with Filoli’s historic collection, will be featured, including those from the San Francisco Orchid Society, the Peninsula Orchid Society, the Santa Clara Valley Orchid Society, and the Gold Coast Cymbidium Growers.

To complement the horticultural displays and floral arrangements in Filoli’s grand mansion, artist Ming Lee will capture The Spirit of Orchids through an exhibition of Chinese brush paintings in the Visitor Center.
Ming Lee, "The Spirit of Orchids", Filoli House & Gardens, Woodside, California

(Photos courtesy of Filoli House & Gardens)

Colorful Poinsettias on Display in Baltimore
December 4, 2019 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Colorful Poinsettias on Display in Baltimore
Colorful Poinsettias on Display in Baltimore

“Travel to the tropics” this holiday season wandering a colorful display of poinsettias in the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, 3100 Swann Drive, Baltimore, Maryland (in Druid Hill Park, near the intersection of …

Poinsettias and Model Trains in Omaha
December 2, 2019 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Poinsettias and Model Trains in Omaha
Poinsettias and Model Trains in Omaha

A Holiday Poinsettia Show is underway through January 5, 2020, at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Center, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New …

Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Meijer Gardens
November 20, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Meijer Gardens
Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Meijer Gardens

Experience the wonder of the holidays at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with the annual Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition, on display November 26, 2019, through …

Kusama Comes to the New York Botanical Garden in 2020
November 18, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Kusama Comes to the New York Botanical Garden in 2020
Kusama Comes to the New York Botanical Garden in 2020

“KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature” is next year’s major exhibition in the New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York.
It showcases work by internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929). Tickets go on sale …

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
Holiday Light Show at Rotary Gardens in Janesville

More 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 …

“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 …