Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
January 1, 2020 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows

Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
Botanical gardens tend to have the most extensive …

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Rhododendrons Celebrated in Bremen, Germany
January 22, 2020 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on Rhododendrons Celebrated in Bremen, Germany

Rhododendron, Bremen, GermanyAlthough the Town Musicians of Bremen remain the top tourist draw for this city in northwestern Germany, there’s a better reason for Road Trips Gardeners to stop by this former Hanseatic League member.

There are more than 5710 acres of green space in the parks and gardens around Bremen.

The city is especially known for its rhododendrons and azaleas. The best place (and time of year) to view the rhododendrons is from April to the end of May in the Rhododendronpark, Deliusweg 40, Bremen, Germany. The park itself, which opened to the public in 1937, began four years earlier began at the initiative of the German Rhododendron Society.

The park’s Botanical Garden, which dates to 1905, was transferred to its current location in the late 1930s. It includes a Rhododendron rockery, with rhododendron species from the Alps, Himalayas, and mountains of China and Japan.
Pink Rhododendron

(Photos courtesy of Bremen Tourism and Syker Fotograf)

Art in Bloom in Raleigh, North Carolina
January 20, 2020 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Art in Bloom in Raleigh, North Carolina
Art in Bloom in Raleigh, North Carolina

Art in Bloom is a four-day festival of art and flowers in the North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
It’s set for March 19 through 22, 2020. Hours are 9 …

Flower of the Day: Orchids
January 18, 2020 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Orchids
Flower of the Day: Orchids

The Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, is filled with orchids in many colors blooming in profusion.
There are multitudes throughout the lobby and in the restaurant (such as these).
You can read my review of the Shangri-La Bangkok …

Kew Gardens’ Orchid Festival
January 17, 2020 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Kew Gardens’ Orchid Festival
Kew Gardens’ Orchid Festival

Celebrating the biodiversity of Indonesia, the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London, England, opens February 8, 2020, and runs through March 8, 2020.
Road Trips Gardeners can enter the Princess of Wales Conservatory and …

Horticulture Symposium at Newfields in Indianapolis
January 16, 2020 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Horticulture Symposium at Newfields in Indianapolis
Horticulture Symposium at Newfields in Indianapolis

A Horticulture Symposium is planned for February 29, 2020, at Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. This is an all-day event (from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and takes place in the Toby Theater and …

Tropical Plant International Expo in Florida
January 13, 2020 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Tropical Plant International Expo in Florida
Tropical Plant International Expo in Florida

The Tropical Plant International Expo is January 22, 23, and 24, 2020, in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention CenterFort Lauderdale, Florida.
Alas! Road Trips Gardeners, it’s a trade (not a consumer) show.
It’s produced by …

50th Tulip Festival in Switzerland
January 10, 2020 – 8:13 am | Comments Off on 50th Tulip Festival in Switzerland
50th Tulip Festival in Switzerland

A tulip festival is planned from March 20 through May 10, 2020, in the Parc de l’Indépendance on the shores of Lake Geneva, between the Château de Morges and the river La Morges in Vaud, …

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in February
January 8, 2020 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in February
Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in February

The 39th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show will be held February 20 through 23, 2020, in the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, Connecticut.
Hours are 10 a.m. ti 7 p.m. February 20, 10 …

Master Gardeners Show in Valparaiso, Indiana
January 6, 2020 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Master Gardeners Show in Valparaiso, Indiana
Master Gardeners Show in Valparaiso, Indiana

The 16th annual Gardening Show sponsored by the Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. January 25, 2020, in the Porter County Expo Center, 215 East Division Road, …

Flower of the Day: Pink Asters
January 4, 2020 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Asters
Flower of the Day: Pink Asters

Pretty pink flowers fill a sidewalk planter in Erice, Sicily, in spring 2019.
Your Road Trips Gardener is guessing these are some kind of aster. Can anyone else identify the blooms for sure?
(Photo ©2019 by Susan …

Orchid Show Coming to New York Botanical Garden
January 3, 2020 – 8:02 am | Comments Off on Orchid Show Coming to New York Botanical Garden
Orchid Show Coming to New York Botanical Garden

“The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope” opens February 15, 2020, at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York.
Leatham’s designs and installations will transform each gallery of the exhibition in NYBG’s …