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, …

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

Smith Plantation, Roswell, GeorgiaMansions 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 (picture, at left), Mimosa Hall and Roswell Presbyterian Church. Self-guided tours of Founders Cemetery, Presbyterian Church Cemetery, and Old Roswell Cemetery will be part of the day.

Hosted by the Garden Club of Georgia, it’s a fundraiser for the club’s Historic Landscape Preservation Grant for the restoration of historic, non-profit landscapes and gardens in the state.

Highlights of the tour are a special exhibit by the Roswell Historical Society specifically curated throughout Bulloch Hall for fundraiser. “A Garden Affair: What to Wear?” will feature a portion of the Society’s extensive textile collection.

The Barn at Barrington Hall will host lectures at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. featuring authors Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy presenting their book Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens. Book Sales and signings will follow the lectures.

In the Osage Room at Bulloch Hall, a special presentation by the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon will feature the life of Neel Reid and his connection to Mimosa Hall entitled: Neel Reid, Georgia Classicist. “This event will showcase a pre-Civil War town that few people think still exists in the Atlanta area,” said Lee Dunn, Chairman of the event for The Garden Club of Georgia, “and it’s one of the reasons we chose to hold our fundraiser here.”

Tickets are $40 per person, and are available online. The tour is rain or shine. Tours begin at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, Roswell, Georgia, where the organizers promise ample parking.Barrington Hall Gardens, Roswell, Georgia

(Photos courtesy of Visit Roswell)

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 …

“Flower” of the Day: Silvery Aluminum
March 7, 2020 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on “Flower” of the Day: Silvery Aluminum
“Flower” of the Day: Silvery Aluminum

Whaddya do when a plant produces no flowers?
Faced with this problem on a Dracaena in the lobby of Mémoire d’Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia, the staff came up with a novel (and long-lasting) solution: flowers …

Attn: Road Trips Gardeners in Palm Coast Today
March 6, 2020 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Attn: Road Trips Gardeners in Palm Coast Today
Attn: Road Trips Gardeners in Palm Coast Today

Join a ranger for a First Friday Garden Walk from 10 to 11 a.m. today in Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Palm Coast, Florida.
No registration is required. And, if you miss …

Azalea Festival in Southern Georgia
March 4, 2020 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Azalea Festival in Southern Georgia
Azalea Festival in Southern Georgia

The annual Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival takes place March 14 and 15, 2020, in Drexel Park, 1401 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia. Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Like most community celebrations, there will …

“Mosses and Lichens and Liverworts – Oh My!!!”
March 2, 2020 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on “Mosses and Lichens and Liverworts – Oh My!!!”
“Mosses and Lichens and Liverworts – Oh My!!!”

Mosses, lichens, and liverworts grow on trees, stumps, old logs, rocks, and sometimes even soil. Learn about them during a casual walk beginning at 2 p.m. March 8, 2020, in Ouabache Trails Park, 4930 East …

10 Botanic Gardens to Check Out in the US
March 1, 2020 – 12:12 am | Comments Off on 10 Botanic Gardens to Check Out in the US
10 Botanic Gardens to Check Out in the US

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By the Discoverer Blog
Whether you’re trying to beat the summer heat beneath the leafy shade or escape the winter cold inside tropical greenhouses, botanical gardens are a popular year-round …

Flower of the Day: Rose
February 29, 2020 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Rose
Flower of the Day: Rose

A solitary red rose blooms in the courtyard of a house in Uzbekistan.
(Photo ©2017) by Susan McKee)