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Vinnie Van GO Recommends These Colorful Flower Shows!Posted On: 03/22/2018
Macy’s Flower Show: Once upon a Springtime
Sunday March 25th-April 8th
The annual welcome to spring at Macy’s marquee stores in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Each year, these locations are transformed into breathtaking floral scenes with blooms, fantasy flowers and lush plants from around the world. Millions of guests file in during the two-week exhibition as the stores blossom with themed events, specialty gardens and more.
National Cherry Blossom Festival
March 17-April 15, 2018
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries. http://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
Meriden, CT Daffodil Festival
The Meriden Daffodil Festival began as a community event 40 years ago and has grown into one of Connecticut’s premier celebrations. With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements and a spectacular parade, the Meriden Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for old and young, couples and singles, families and friends.http://daffodilfest.com
Feb 24- April 8
The expansive 66 acres of gardens on the shore of White Rock Lake in east Dallas come to life each spring with great fanfare at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Known as the largest floral festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms has been a Texas favorite for over 30 years. Expect to see almost every color imaginable as 500,000 flowers (notably tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths) bloom on the grounds. The six week-long festival gives the Arboretum the chance to rotate their floral arrangements often, depending on what’s in bloom each week, so multiple visits are encouraged to appreciate the full scope of botanical variety. And while exploring the gardens, don’t pass up the opportunity to indulge in warm bread pudding, a park favorite.
International Flower & Garden Festival
Feb 28-May 28 Orlando, FL
Follow your nose to Epcot as Disney’s annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returns, transforming the park into a topiary wonderland. Disney favorites from every era are brought to life through flower sculptures and manicured trees, offering a sensory overload of whimsical fun. Among the many festival activities and entertainment on offer, those interested in learning more about gardening should seek out the Disney horticulturists onsite each weekend, where best gardening practices and inside information on the festival is shared.
May 25- June 9
The Portland Rose Festival transforms hip Portland into a buzzing center of fun. Marked by three parades throughout its three weekends, the festival is an exclamatory celebration of Portland’s roses as well as its high-end local culture. Portland’s Spring Rose Show is the largest rose show in the nation and overflows with more than 4,000 blooms renowned for their intricate beauty and rich fragrance. The festival extends throughout the city with a good portion of the events held in the Waterfront district, where the annual CityFair is setup with rides, live music, carnival games, and on-brand deep fried rose petals.
Canada Tulip Festival
Celebrate “A World of Tulips” at the 2018 edition of the multi-award-winning Canadian Tulip Festival
Since 1953, Canada’s most colourful festival celebrates the tulip, Ottawa’s official flower and an international symbol friendship and peace. Our millions of tulips set the stage for a celebration of authentic art, cultural, historic, culinary and family tulip experiences at 5 official venues http://www.tulipfestival.ca
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
May 22-May 26
Britain’s Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most renowned flower shows hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society, with a history dating back to 1862. This year, the London event’s theme is “The RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture.” Two of its most unusual attractions include “Harrods British Eccentrics Garden,” with bizarre garden gadgetry that comes alive every 15 minutes and “Together We Can,” an acoustic garden of percussion music inspired by deaf solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/plan-your-visit
The Orchid Show
Now in its 16th year, The Orchid Show showcases thousands of dramatically displayed orchids in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory featuring a series of installations crafted by Daniel Ost. Each living sculpture celebrates the complex beauty of these stunning flowers, highlighting individual orchids attached in such a way that each flower and form can be seen and appreciated. One of the world’s leading floral artists, Ost uses flowers as a means of expression. His large-scale artworks have been tailored to the unique environment of the landmark Victorian-style Conservatory, complementing the architecture of the building while creating a transformative, dazzling spectacle of color, form, and texture.
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