Tulip Time
April 13, 2015 – 8:14 am | No Comment

There’s nothing that says springtime more than a tulip festival, and there are at least a dozen from which to choose, Road Trips Gardeners. April and May are the best times to see the flowers …

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Rose Fest in Bulgaria
April 24, 2015 – 8:30 am | Comments Off
Rose Fest in Bulgaria

Kazanlak is the center of rose oil extraction in Bulgaria, so it’s only natural that the town hosts a Rose Festival.
The 112th year of the fragrant event celebrating the Rosa damascena (Damask Rose) is set …

Harvesting Tulips in the Netherlands
April 23, 2015 – 5:30 pm | Comments Off
Tulip Time
April 13, 2015 – 8:14 am | No Comment
Tulip Time

There’s nothing that says springtime more than a tulip festival, and there are at least a dozen from which to choose, Road Trips Gardeners. April and May are the best times to see the flowers …

“The Life of Vita Sackville-West”
April 13, 2015 – 8:04 am | Comments Off
“The Life of Vita Sackville-West”

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, ‘Rose Queen’, devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast – Vita Sackville-West was many things, but she was never straightforward.
She is perhaps best known as the creator of England’s most-visited gardens, at Sissinghurst Castle. …

Britain’s Wild Gardens
April 8, 2015 – 8:46 am | Comments Off
Britain’s Wild Gardens

Since 1930, Britain has lost a staggering 97% of its traditional meadows. As a response to this major change to the natural landscape, a new wild garden movement is looking to ‘re-wild’ Britain’s nature and …

Humphry Repton’s Red Books
April 6, 2015 – 8:36 am | Comments Off
Humphry Repton’s Red Books

For Road Trips Gardeners heading across the pond this month, there’s a special event at the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, England.
An exploration of the history of the Red Books of Humphry Repton (1752-1818), …

“The Education of a Gardener”
April 3, 2015 – 8:22 am | Comments Off
“The Education of a Gardener”

The life and work of Russell Page (pictured) is on view at the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, England, through June 21, 2015.
Russell Page (1906-1985) is considered one of the greatest garden designers of …

Temps de Flors in Girona
April 1, 2015 – 8:36 am | No Comment
Temps de Flors in Girona

“Temps de Flors” is set for May 9 through 17, 2015, in the Barri Vell neighborhood of Girona, Catalonia, Spain.
The annual floral exhibition converts monuments, courtyards and other urban locations into ornamental gardens and flower …

Córdoba’s Battle of the Flowers
March 27, 2015 – 8:31 am | No Comment
Córdoba’s Battle of the Flowers

May Day — May 1 — is celebrated in many different ways.
Each year in Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain, they stage a “Battle of the Flowers” — May 1, 2015, of course.
The key element is a parade …

Crosses of Flowers
March 13, 2015 – 8:24 am | No Comment
Crosses of Flowers

In Spain, religious tradition provides many reasons to celebrate.
In springtime — after Easter is over — the Andalusian city of Córdoba celebrates the Crosses of May. This year, the celebration is April 29 through May …