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

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
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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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Herb Garden Weekend
July 1, 2015 – 8:40 am | Comments Off

illinois_glencoe_cbg_herbLearn how to grow and use a variety of kitchen garden herbs during the Herb Garden Weekend set for July 25 and 26, 2015, at Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.

Displays, demonstrations, tours, chef demonstrations and a marketplace are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Topics include:
* how to grow herbs in containers
* capturing fresh herb flavors
* herbes de Provence
* herbs in the bath
* herbal beverages for summer

As part of the plant giveaway program, pot up a Bolloso Napoletano basil seedling (while supplies last).

(Photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden)

Batalla de Flores de Laredo
June 29, 2015 – 8:24 am | No Comment
Batalla de Flores de Laredo

The streets of the town of Laredo in Cantabria, Spain, are filled with an abundance of fresh flowers during La Batalla de Flores de Laredo, which is held each year on the last Friday in …

Lily Show
June 26, 2015 – 8:39 am | Comments Off
Lily Show

Enjoy hundreds of lily flowers at the 55th annual Lily Show, presented by the New England Lily Society. It takes place July 11 and 12, 2015, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, …

Iris and Daylily Show & Sale
June 24, 2015 – 8:38 am | Comments Off
Iris and Daylily Show & Sale

The annual Daylily Show & Sale sponsored by the Northshore Iris and Daylily Society takes place July 18 and 19, 2015, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
The sale, both days, …

Tatton Park Flower Show
June 22, 2015 – 8:37 am | Comments Off
Tatton Park Flower Show

If you’re headed to Great Britain next month, Road Trips Gardeners, you may want to schedule a stop at the Tatton Park Flower Show, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society.
It takes place July 22 through …

Rose Show
June 19, 2015 – 8:36 am | Comments Off
Rose Show

A show and sale of roses is set for noon to 4 p.m. June 28, 2015, at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, Massachusetts.
The Rose Show is presented by the New England …

Rose Sunday
June 17, 2015 – 8:16 am | Comments Off
Rose Sunday

Rose Sunday takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21, 2015, in the Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park, 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut. All events are free.
The 34th annual show and sale …

Lilies on Display
June 15, 2015 – 8:30 am | Comments Off
Lilies on Display

The Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Show takes place July 11 and 12, 2015.
Hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. July 11 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 12 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook …

Flower(s) of the Day: Mass Ave
June 13, 2015 – 8:26 am | Comments Off
Flower(s) of the Day: Mass Ave

Indianapolis, Indiana, has six designated Cultural Districts, each with a different urban vibe.
This planter can be found along Mass Ave — known for its locally owned retail shops and restaurants as well as a collection …

Experimental Farm to Botanical Garden
June 12, 2015 – 8:34 am | Comments Off
Experimental Farm to Botanical Garden

Visitors to the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm, 7777 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, California (western Sonoma County), can more easily identify its various plants, thanks to new engraved signs that list the common and scientific names for …

Ernest Clayton Wildflower Images
June 10, 2015 – 8:54 am | Comments Off
Ernest Clayton Wildflower Images

Hey, Road Trips Gardeners: if you’r wandering California this summer, consider a stop at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for an exhibit of botanical prints from the mid-20th Century.
Thirty wildflower images …