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.
It’s probably been canceled, …

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National Flower Show in Chelmsford, England
March 11, 2020 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on National Flower Show in Chelmsford, England
National Flower Show in Chelmsford, England

Thinking of heading across the pond, Road Trips Gardeners? The National Flower Show is set for May 15, 16, and 17, 2020, in Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Hours are 10 a.m. to …

Nick Knight: Roses from my Garden
February 19, 2020 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Nick Knight: Roses from my Garden
Nick Knight: Roses from my Garden

“Nick Knight: Roses from my Garden” will be on exhibit in Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, March 28, 2020, through October 25, 2020.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Coach House gallery.
Nick Knight, …

Flower(s) of the Day: December in Cologne
February 1, 2020 – 8:08 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: December in Cologne
Flower(s) of the Day: December in Cologne

Killing frosts had not yet hit Cologne, Germany, in early December 2018.
These lovely blooms — mostly red cyclamen plus a few blue pansies– spotted along a downtown street welcomed visitors to the city during the …

Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art
January 27, 2020 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art
Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art

An exhibition of botanical art at Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, England, celebrates the 30 years of the Shirley Sherwood Collection.
Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art, open now through March 15, 2020, is split into geographical …

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

Although 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 …

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)