10 Extraordinary Gardens
May 27, 2015 – 7:58 pm | Comments Off on 10 Extraordinary Gardens

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By Visit California
As the breadbasket of the country, California is known for its bountiful harvests of everything from avocados to grapes. But the Golden State is also home to …

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Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois
August 7, 2017 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois
Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois

The line between farms and gardens is sometimes blurred — but not here. The latest in industrial food production will be on display during the 64th annual Farm Progress Show. It’s set for August 29 …

The Herb Capital of Ohio
July 30, 2017 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on The Herb Capital of Ohio
The Herb Capital of Ohio

Just northeast of Columbus, Road Trips Gardeners will find Ohio’s Herb Capital — Gahanna (the state legislature said so in 1972).
Spend a day meandering the town’s Herbal Trail. This collaborative effort showcases 45 culinary and …

Flower of the Day: Lilacs
June 10, 2017 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Lilacs
Flower of the Day: Lilacs

Some of the couches in the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, are upholstered in this flowery lilac print.
The annual Lilac Festival on the island started yesterday (June 9, 2017) and runs through June 18, …

Two Bonsai Beginners’ Workshops
May 26, 2017 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Two Bonsai Beginners’ Workshops
Two Bonsai Beginners’ Workshops

If your travels take you through central Indiana, Road Trips Gardeners, and you’ve been itching to try your hand at bonsai, there are two workshops you might like.
Bonsai 101, set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. …

“Tour de Fleur” Garden Walk in Southern Indiana
May 22, 2017 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on “Tour de Fleur” Garden Walk in Southern Indiana
“Tour de Fleur” Garden Walk in Southern Indiana

Fifteen gardens are included on the eighth biennial “Tour de Fleur” Garden Walk, set for June 24 and 25, 2017. Hours each day are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (note that the region is in …

Greenhouse and Garden Tours at Churchill Downs
May 15, 2017 – 8:53 am | Comments Off on Greenhouse and Garden Tours at Churchill Downs
Greenhouse and Garden Tours at Churchill Downs

Road Trips Gardeners can get an inside look at the effort it takes to keep the grounds of Churchill Downs beautiful during “backstage” tours. The Greenhouse and Garden Van & Walking Tour at the iconic …

Lilac Time in Lombard, Illinois
May 10, 2017 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Lilac Time in Lombard, Illinois
Lilac Time in Lombard, Illinois

Lilac Time is underway again in Lombard, Illinois.
The annual lilac festival, which opened May 6, runs through May 21, 2017, in Lilacia Park, 150 South Park Avenue — part of the Lombard Park District. …

Home & Garden Tour in SW Michigan’s Harbor Country
May 8, 2017 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Home & Garden Tour in SW Michigan’s Harbor Country
Home & Garden Tour in SW Michigan’s Harbor Country

Homes and gardens in Southwest Michigan’s Harbor Country are featured on this year’s Heartland Alliance Home & Garden Tour. It’s set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10, 2017.
The self-driving tour is held rain …

Bonsai on Display in Columbus, Ohio
April 26, 2017 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Bonsai on Display in Columbus, Ohio
Bonsai on Display in Columbus, Ohio

The tropical bonsai collection of the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, will be on display June 3 through November 12, 2017.
The trees are showcased within a Japanese-inspired garden in the Dorothy …

Orange City Tulip Festival in Iowa
April 24, 2017 – 8:33 am | Comments Off on Orange City Tulip Festival in Iowa
Orange City Tulip Festival in Iowa

The weekend of May 18, 19 and 20, 2017, will be filled with flowers during the 77th annual Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa.
There are the usual parades, Dutch dances and horse-drawn trolley tours, but …