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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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 …

Flower of the Day: Orchids
December 14, 2019 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Orchids
Flower of the Day: Orchids

The lobby of the Shangri-La Bangkok Hotel in Thailand’s capital city is filled with orchids.
This urn is just part of the display, which features thousands of blooms in many colors.
(If you want to read more …

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 …