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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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
May 22, 2015 – 8:50 am | Comments Off
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Enjoy six days of “green-fingered fun” at the 25th annual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, set for June 30 through July 5, 2015, just outside London, England. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each …

Infiorata di Genzano
May 18, 2015 – 8:34 am | Comments Off
Infiorata di Genzano

A dazzling carpet of colored flowers transformed into portraits, religious images and abstract designs stretches along the main street in Genzano, Italy, one of Rome’s hill towns, June 13, 14 and 15, 2015.
The Infiorata is …

London’s Open Garden Squares
May 13, 2015 – 8:44 am | Comments Off
London’s Open Garden Squares

Your Road Trips Gardener’s favorite tour is next month in London, England.
Open Garden Squares takes place all across town June 13 and 14, 2015.
This is a chance to take a peek behind the closed gates …

British Flowers Week
May 4, 2015 – 8:10 am | Comments Off
British Flowers Week

There’s a British Flowers Week (who knew?).
Road Trips Gardeners who’ll be in London next month can catch the show June 15 through 19, 2015, at New Covent Garden Flower Market, Vauxhall, London, England.
Highlights include fifteen …

Montreux Narcissus Festival
April 27, 2015 – 8:40 am | Comments Off
Montreux Narcissus Festival

Every spring, fields of wild narcissus bloom and transform the meadows above Montreux and Vevey, Switzerland, into what locals call Neige de Mai, the “May snow.”
Between 1897 and 1957, the white blossoms were celebrated with …

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 …