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.
Some garden venues are …

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I'm the Road Trips Gardener! Know of an interesting garden, garden festival, garden tour or garden exhibit? Tell me! Email: [email protected]!

“The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art
June 19, 2020 – 9:12 pm | Comments Off on “The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art
“The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art

Road Trips Gardeners no doubt know that some of the greatest painters in history were inspired by their gardens. Having a garden close to one’s home or studio is not only convenient for daily material …

Flower(s) of the Day: Edinburgh, Scotland
June 6, 2020 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Edinburgh, Scotland
Flower(s) of the Day: Edinburgh, Scotland

Thinking about trip I made to Scotland a few years ago.
Wandering the downtown streets turned up multitudes of flowers in window boxes and planters.
Today’s photos are a small sampling from that trip in September 2013.
(Photos …

Dallas Arboretum/Botanical Garden Reopens Today
June 1, 2020 – 8:11 pm | Comments Off on Dallas Arboretum/Botanical Garden Reopens Today
Dallas Arboretum/Botanical Garden Reopens Today

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, reopens today (1 June 2020).
Advance online timed tickets are now required. Face masks are highly encouraged in the garden, but they are required …

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

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 …

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 …