Best places to surround you in Spring Flowers

Best places to surround you in Spring Flowers

By Heather Jabusch

Are you dreaming of large fields bursting with spring flowers? The ladies at Spicie are too! So I have compiled some interesting places around the world where you can enjoy the biggest assortment of spring flowers that are visitor friendly for your next escape. Most of these places have hotel packages, festivals, events, flower shows, and other activities to entertain you and the family during your visit.

Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden

 

 

The oldest and leading botanical garden of tropical plants in the United Sates is the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. 79 acres of horticultural display which feature the Seiwa-en Japanese Garden with the popular bonsai, Linnean House of camellias, and the Climatron which is a lowland rain forest with approximately 1500 plants. This is a place that has flower shows, live music and special events throughout the year. Top flower collections are Camellias, Lotus, Daffodils, Orchids, Daylilies, Flowering Cherries, Water Lilies, Irises, and Medicinal plants.

 

 

Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands (photo by Tfioreze)

Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands (photo by Tfioreze)

One of the more well known gardens is the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holand. This one is definitely on my bucket list and has the largest tulip garden in the world containing 80 acres and over 100 varieties of tulips. They also showcase daffodils, hyacinths, sculptures, and trees. This garden features the Castle Keukenhof which is where Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut’s found her source for herbs along with many bright bulbous flowers.

 

The Longwood Gardens is a breathtaking 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Longwood is known for having the most fountains of any botanical gardens in the country. Popular blooms include azaleas, dogwoods, hyacinth, irises and tulips.

 

NY Botanical Garden, Haupt Conservatory (photo by Dmadeo)

NY Botanical Garden, Haupt Conservatory (photo by Dmadeo)

Found in the Bronx in New York are the premier New York Botanical Gardens. 240 acres which highlights the Haupt Conservatory, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, a rock garden, and a herbarium of over seven million botanical specimens dating back more than three centuries.

 

If roses are your weakness than I highly recommend visiting the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon. The “City of Roses” has 3 separate parades and many activities including the dragon boat race, a golf tournament, Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon, and the rose cup races for your enjoyment.

 

The largest indoor flower show in the world can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the International Flower Show. This show is listed in the “1,000 Places to See Before you Die” book and each year has a different theme to inspire new and innovated exhibits. Each year local restaurants and bars complete to see who can create the best themed beverage and allows you to vote on your favorite.

 

Lastly, the Yellowstone National Park is a hot spot for rolling meadows full of wild flowers such as irises, shooting stars, yellow violets, ladies’ tresses and limitless others. National Parks are a great way to explore large areas of land with all the freedom you can imagine. So if you are looking for a relaxed, non scheduled adventure, this is your destination. Yellowstone is 2,219,789 acres of fascinating lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges that will amaze you for days.

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  1. Hi Heather, I’m going to make it to the Yellowstone National Park some day. 2.2 Million acres? Wow!

    • Heather Jabusch says:

      Hello Brian, thank you so much for your comments. They Yellowstone National Park is definitely on my realistic bucket list. It is described as a wonderland and yes, a huge one at that. I hope you get to go real soon and please let me know how your trip goes.
      Sincerely,
      Heather Jabusch

  2. Here in the UK the spring flowers have been somewhat confused by the weather but now the sun is finally shining and the temperature has started to rise the daffodills and tulips are really starting to peak and it is amazing how this improves your overall feeling / lOVE THE PICTURES

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