Spring Garden Expos
January 6, 2015 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

If it’s winter, it must be time to think about what you’re going to be doing outdoors once spring arrives.
A raft of indoor expositions are planned from coast to coast to help with that planning. …

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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 …

Plant Finders Fair
March 11, 2015 – 8:27 am | No Comment
Plant Finders Fair

Attending a plant sale overseas is a bittersweet experience for Road Trips Gardeners (since U.S. agriculture regulations prohibit us from carrying plants and seeds back to the States), but, oh! what a wonderful experience nonetheless.
The …

Rhododendrons in Bremen
February 27, 2015 – 8:07 am | No Comment
Rhododendrons in Bremen

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Bremen Tourism
From the end of April to the beginning of June, more than 2,000 varieties of rhododendron and azalea transform the 46 hectares of the Rhododendron Park in …

Alluring Orchids at Kew Gardens
February 11, 2015 – 8:08 am | No Comment
Alluring Orchids at Kew Gardens

It’s a tropical extravaganza in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens just outside London, England.
The Alluring Orchids show is now in progress (open until March 8, 2015).
It’s a “floral feast to seduce the …

Almonds Abloom in Hustopece
January 28, 2015 – 8:16 am | No Comment
Almonds Abloom in Hustopece

It’s not only fruit trees, Road Trips Gardeners. Some nut trees have spectacular blossoms, too.
Consider a jaunt to Hustopece in the Czech Republic in late March to see the largest almond orchard in Central Europe …

Landscape Art
January 19, 2015 – 8:52 am | No Comment
Landscape Art

“Land in Sicht – 400 Years of Landscape Art” opens March 14, 2015, at the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art (pictured), Teerhof 20, Bremen, Germany.
Featuring pictures drawn from four centuries, the exhibition aims to …

Stories Written in the Soil
December 22, 2014 – 8:10 am | No Comment
Stories Written in the Soil

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Czech Tourism
Road Trips Gardeners have a wealth of gardens to explore in the Czech Republic.
The Flower Garden in Kromeriz ranks among the most precious of gardens in the …

Flower(s) of the Day: Gardens of Augustusburg
December 20, 2014 – 8:44 am | No Comment
Flower(s) of the Day: Gardens of Augustusburg

Formal gardens are tucked behind the magnificent yellow and white Augustusburg Castle in Brühl, Germany.
Built in 1725 by Elector Clemens August, it was trashed by Napoleon’s troops in the early 19th Century. In 1815 the …

Route of the Camellia
December 15, 2014 – 8:47 am | No Comment
Route of the Camellia

Camellias were brought to the Iberian Peninsula from the East by Portuguese sailors. They’ve been brightening the gardens of the Spanish region of Galicia from the early 19th century.
Road Trips Gardeners will enjoy following …