Scotland’s Botanic Gardens
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Road Trips Gardeners may think that the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is its only location in Scotland. Nope. It’s just first among four, all in the southern part of Scotland.
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San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
January 30, 2012 – 12:34 am | No Comment
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

The 27th annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show will be held March 21 through 25, 2012, in the San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, California (map)
This year’s theme is “Gardens for …

Flower of the Day: Impatiens hawkeri
January 28, 2012 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Impatiens hawkeri

Right in the middle of densely-populated Hong Kong is an oasis of a garden called Kowloon Park (map).
These Impatiens hawkeri (better known in the United States as New Guinea Impatiens) were in full flower in …

Scottish Snowdrop Festival
January 27, 2012 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Celebrate the promise of spring at the annual Scottish Snowdrop Festival, held February 4, 2012, through March 18, 2012.
Arranged by VisitScotland, the festival includes more than 50 garden showcasing their snowdrop spots, some of which …

Tulip Mania
January 25, 2012 – 12:45 am | No Comment
Tulip Mania

A glimpse of the tulip craze in 17th century Holland comes to the Domes of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 South Layton Boulevard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (map), March 31 through May 28, 2012.
A variety of …

North Carolina Azalea Festival
January 23, 2012 – 12:11 am | No Comment
North Carolina Azalea Festival

The Azalea Festival, first held in 1948, returns to Wilmington, North Carolina, April 11 through 15, 2012.
Azaleas should be in full bloom throughout the city, which has a full calendar of special events planned. …

Flower of the Day: Grand Place
January 21, 2012 – 12:32 pm | One Comment
Flower of the Day: Grand Place

When spring arrives, the central square in Brussels, Belgium, is filled with flower vendors.
Even though, as tourists, we can’t carry home armloads of potted geraniums or masses of petunias for window boxes, we can buy …

Flower Power Festival and Daffodil Explosion
January 18, 2012 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Flower Power Festival and Daffodil Explosion

Each year, thousands of blooming daffodils in sunny shades of yellow and orange will welcome spring to tiny city of Point Arena in Mendocino County, California.
Highlight is the annual Flower Power Festival and Daffodil Explosion …

Australian Orchid Conference
January 16, 2012 – 12:23 am | No Comment
Australian Orchid Conference

The 19th Australian Orchid Council Conference and Show will take place September 11 through 16, 2012, in the Burswood Entertainment Complex, West Perth, Australia. Theme is “Wild About Orchids”.
The Australian Orchid Conference is held every …

Flower of the Day: Wildflowers
January 14, 2012 – 12:16 pm | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Wildflowers

Your Road Trips Gardener confesses that she doesn’t know what these flowers are called.
Can anyone identify these brilliant pink blooms? They were resplendent on a warm September afternoon with eight petals surrounding a yellow center.
The …

Wilmington Garden Show
January 12, 2012 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
Wilmington Garden Show

The 19th annual Garden Show will be held February 4 and 5, 2012, in the Schwartz Center of Cape Fear Community College, 601 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina (map).
Hours are 9 a.m. to …