Fluttering Flowers
July 1, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Fluttering Flowers

Regular readers of this blog know that your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies as fluttering flowers (of course, they’re privileged visitors to gardens as well).
There are all sorts of places to see butterflies. Some botanical …

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Urasa Chrysanthemum Festival in Japan
October 11, 2019 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Urasa Chrysanthemum Festival in Japan
Urasa Chrysanthemum Festival in Japan

The Urasa Chrysanthemum Festival takes place October 31, 2019, through November 10, 209, on the grounds of the Bishamondo Temple, 2495, Urasa, Minamiuonuma-shi, Niigata, Japan. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The flowers on display …

Beijing Horticultural Exposition
September 9, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Beijing Horticultural Exposition
Beijing Horticultural Exposition

The Beijing Horticultural Exposition is well underway Yanqing District of China’s capital. It opened April 28, 2019, and runs through October 7, 2019.
A massive expo, there are five main venues: International Pavilion, China Pavilion, Botanical …

Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots
February 9, 2019 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots
Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots

Flowering plants fill the atrium of Zhou Enlai’s former residence near the Jialing River in Chongqing, China.
Now a museum, it outlines Zhou’s time in Chongqing during the country’s civil war.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Singapore Garden Festival’s Horticulture Show
February 4, 2019 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on Singapore Garden Festival’s Horticulture Show
Singapore Garden Festival’s Horticulture Show

Making plans to visit Singapore, Road Trips Gardeners? A Horticulture Show (a Singapore Garden Festival Event) will take place April 27 through May 5, 2019, in Singapore’s national gardens, Jurong Lake Gardens.
The nine-day biennial event …

Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Thailand
December 17, 2018 – 8:48 am | Comments Off on Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Thailand
Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Thailand

Is Thailand on your travel schedule next year, Road Trips Gardeners?
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival takes place February 1 through 3, 2019, in the town known as the “rose of the north”. Look for the …

Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing
December 1, 2018 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing
Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing

A colorful array of flowers and plants in pots greets visitors to Chongqing Liangjiang International Movie City — a combination film studio and theme park in the Longxing Industrial Park, Yubei District, Chongqing, China.
Historic façades …

Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival
October 12, 2018 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival
Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival

A Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival) takes place November 1 through 23, 2018, in the Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Bunkyo district, Tokyo, Japan.
Approximately 2,000 chrysanthemum plants will bloom in the shrine precincts, creating a colorful …

Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden
October 8, 2018 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden
Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden

Road Trips Gardeners will have to hurry across the Pacific Ocean to catch the annual chrysanthemum show in the Humble Administrator’s Garden, 178 Northeast Street, Gusu District, Suzhou, China.
The seasonal display opened September 1, and …

Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
August 25, 2018 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry trees are pictured in full blossom in the Huashan Mountains of China.
These were flowering last April.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Formal Planter
August 4, 2018 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Formal Planter
Flower of the Day: Formal Planter

Stately arrangements of plants in tall planters outline the area around the Shanghai Museum in Shanghai, China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)