Tulip Festivals Herald Spring
April 20, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

There’s nothing that says springtime more than a tulip festival, and there are at least a dozen in North America from which to choose.
May is a great time to see the flowers in full bloom.
The …

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Tulip Festivals Herald Spring
April 20, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
Tulip Festivals Herald Spring

There’s nothing that says springtime more than a tulip festival, and there are at least a dozen in North America from which to choose.
May is a great time to see the flowers in full bloom.
The …

Keukenhof — Now!
March 31, 2014 – 8:13 am | No Comment
Keukenhof — Now!

If there’s one bucket list destination for Road Trips Gardeners, it’s got to be Keukenhof. This springtime extravaganza in Lisse, the Netherlands, has to be seen to be believed.
Although it opened last week (March 20, …

Flower(s) of the Day: Ofrenda de Flores
March 1, 2014 – 8:17 am | No Comment
Flower(s) of the Day: Ofrenda de Flores

An image of Mary, in her role as the Virgen de los Desamparados, is bedecked with hundreds of thousands of flowers during the Ofrenda de Flores, part of Las Fallas, a religious celebration held each …

Flower(s) of the Day: Early Spring
February 22, 2014 – 8:52 am | No Comment
Flower(s) of the Day: Early Spring

A flower vendor in Granada, Spain, had a small selection of bedding plants for sale during the first week of April last year.
Yes, Road Trips Gardeners, spring will arrive…later rather than sooner this year!
(Photo ©2013 …

Spring Flower Show
February 21, 2014 – 8:25 am | No Comment
Spring Flower Show

The annual Spring Flower Showsponsored by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society will be held March 29 and 30, 2014, in the Fletcher Building of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, Scotland. Hours both …

Remarkable Trees
February 14, 2014 – 8:09 am | No Comment
Remarkable Trees

The history of photography is closely bound up with the study of botany; many of the early pioneers of photography such as William Henry Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins used botanical subjects for their photographs …

Scotland’s Botanic Gardens
February 1, 2014 – 2:45 pm | No Comment
Scotland’s Botanic Gardens

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.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, …

World Flower Show plus Gardens
January 15, 2014 – 8:41 am | No Comment
World Flower Show plus Gardens

It’s often easier to visit blockbuster shows on an escorted tour. Insight Vacations has organized a 17-day jaunt to Ireland and England to include the 2014 World Flower Show in Dublin, Ireland.
“Ireland & England in …

2014 World Flower Show in Dublin
December 30, 2013 – 8:24 am | No Comment
2014 World Flower Show in Dublin

The World Flower Show will be held in Ireland for the first time next year.
It’ll take place June 18 through 22, 2014, in the RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland.
The World Flower Show, an …

Flower(s) of the Day: Dundalk, Ireland
November 23, 2013 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Flower(s) of the Day: Dundalk, Ireland

As if visitors who’ve spent time at the Doagh Famine Village in Dundalk, Ireland, need any reminding, the curators have added this bittersweet planter.
No: in 1840s Ireland, life was not a bed of roses.
The concept …