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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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 …

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, …

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 …

Six Great English Gardens
December 25, 2019 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Six Great English Gardens
Six Great English Gardens

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Visit Britain
An English country garden is a sight to behold and there are plenty within an hour’s journey of central London that can easily be visited on a …

Flower of the Day: Red Geraniums
December 21, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Red Geraniums
Flower of the Day: Red Geraniums

A floral Christmas window box spotted on a city center street in Colmar, France, in December 2018 (yes: it was warm enough for flowers to bloom outside).
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Pink in Profusion in Erice
November 9, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink in Profusion in Erice
Flower of the Day: Pink in Profusion in Erice

The ancient hilltop town of Erice brims with flowers in the spring; here: a planter of pink blooms.
Erice overlooks the west coast of Sicily.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Keukenhof: Kitchen Garden to Flower Showcase
November 6, 2019 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Keukenhof: Kitchen Garden to Flower Showcase
Keukenhof: Kitchen Garden to Flower Showcase

If you’re a bulb flower aficionado, it’s not too early to begin planning a jaunt to Keukenhof, the massive flower display near Lisse, the Netherlands.
If opens March 21, 2020, and closes May 10, 2020. Transportation …

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
November 3, 2019 – 9:53 pm | Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens

As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

Flower(s) of the Day: A Trio of Planters
November 2, 2019 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: A Trio of Planters
Flower(s) of the Day: A Trio of Planters

Three buckets of flowers greet passers-by on a street in Ortigia, the historic section of Syracuse on the eastern shore of Sicily.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Eurasia Plant Fair and Flower Show
October 23, 2019 – 8:41 am | Comments Off on Eurasia Plant Fair and Flower Show
Eurasia Plant Fair and Flower Show

The 11th annual Eurasia Plant Fair and Flower Show will be held November 14, 15, and 16, 2019, in the Tüyap Exhibition and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
On display will be hundreds of varieties of plants …