Without Bugs, There are No Gardens
July 28, 2022 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off on Without Bugs, There are No Gardens

If you want to make your garden “buzz” with bees and bugs, consider wildlife gardening.
Road Trips Gardeners know that some of the best gardens in the world are found in the United Kingdom. Of course …

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Christmas Lights at England’s Leeds Castle
November 14, 2022 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Christmas Lights at England’s Leeds Castle

Christmas Lights, Leeds Castle, KentChristmas Lights will be turned on at Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom, from November 25, 2022, through January 1, 2023.

There will be more than a million lights plus lasers and seasonal soundtracks in play in the gardens of this historic English country retreat. Discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like color. Pause to reflect at the mesmerizing, flickering flames in the fire garden, enjoy the larger-than-life light installations, and don’t forget to wave at Father Christmas along the way.

Independent street food vendors promise tasty treats: Complete your walk under the stars with a toasted marshmallow, spiced winter warmer, or hot chocolate.

Leeds Castle has also “redressed” the rooms in the palace. They used to be styled for the medieval period, but they’re now refurbished to the 1930s, when Anglo-American heiress, Lady Olive Baillie, invited the fashionable to visit (including many Hollywood stars).

During the holiday season, experience the castle dressed in her festive finest – Trees dripping in iridescent silver shimmer and sparkles, extravagant décor covering the roaring fireplaces, and rooms imbued in jewel-like Christmas color.

Christmas Lights, Leeds Castle, England

(Photos courtesy of Leeds Castle)

Holidays at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
November 11, 2022 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Holidays at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Holidays at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Winter will glisten with dazzling lights, sparkling fountains, and holiday décor during Holidays at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, North Carolina (about 13 miles west of Charlotte).
Gather with …

LuminoCity Festival in Nassau County, New York
November 9, 2022 – 5:26 pm | Comments Off on LuminoCity Festival in Nassau County, New York
LuminoCity Festival in Nassau County, New York

Gardens are a bit forlorn this time of year. That’s when light shows arrive to provide color. Starting today (November 9, 2022) and running through January 8, 2023 (only Wednesdays through Sundays), an Immersive World …

Holiday Light Show at Rotary Gardens in Janesville
October 31, 2022 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off on Holiday Light Show at Rotary Gardens in Janesville
Holiday Light Show at Rotary Gardens in Janesville

A Holiday Light Show illuminates the Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, Wisconsin, each year.
This annual holiday event is a seasonal escape into a winter wonderland of more than one million twinkling lights and …

Belgium’s Meise Botanic Garden
October 20, 2022 – 10:10 pm | Comments Off on Belgium’s Meise Botanic Garden
Belgium’s Meise Botanic Garden

The new Island Garden at Meise Botanic Garden, located just outside of Brussels, was opened to the public September 21, 2022. Formed by a group of islands with various orientations and levels, the new garden …

Keukenhof Gardeners Plant Flower Bulbs
October 6, 2022 – 12:59 pm | Comments Off on Keukenhof Gardeners Plant Flower Bulbs
Keukenhof Gardeners Plant Flower Bulbs

Today (October 6, 2022), the gardeners at Keukenhof in the Netherlands planted the first flower bulbs. This signalled the start of preparations for the 2023 season.
Over the coming three months, seven million flower bulbs will …

Flower of the Day: Pink Catchfly
September 17, 2022 – 8:33 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Catchfly
Flower of the Day: Pink Catchfly

Charming pink Catchfly flowers (and a handful of white) fill exuberantly tiered planters along a downtown street in Tirana, Albania, in May 2022.
Lychnis (Lychnis Viscaria Splendens Rosett) is a lower growing form of …

Colors of Autumn: Chrysanthemums at Meijer Gardens
September 1, 2022 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on Colors of Autumn: Chrysanthemums at Meijer Gardens
Colors of Autumn: Chrysanthemums at Meijer Gardens

Celebrating its 24th year at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, “Chrysanthemums & More!” features the element of surprise created by fall plantings used in uncommon color …

Flower of the Day: Begonias
August 20, 2022 – 12:01 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Begonias
Flower of the Day: Begonias

Colorful begonias bloom outside the Blue Willow Inn Restaurant in Social Circle, Georgia.
According to Wikipedia, the begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains more than 2,000 different …

Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale
August 19, 2022 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale
Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale

“Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale” features 100,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash during a festival from September 17 through October 31, 2022, at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas.
It’s the 17th …

Year of the Garden in Canada
August 14, 2022 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Year of the Garden in Canada
Year of the Garden in Canada

By the Canadian Garden Council
The Canadian Garden Council has proclaimed 2022 as the “Year of the Garden.”
It is an important year for the public to be inspired, entertained, and informed by Canada’s Garden Family …