2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.
February 10, 2021 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on 2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Brenda Ryan for LawnStarter
What says romance better than a dozen roses? How about thousands of roses, along with lilies, tulips, philodendrons, and every other flower you can imagine.
You …

Read the full story »
Eastern Canada

Europe

Great Gardens

Midwestern USA

Western USA

Home » Western USA

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival

Submitted by on April 12, 2017 – 8:15 amNo Comment
Share

Apple Blossom FestivalHeaded to the Pacific Northwest, Road Trips Gardeners? The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival takes place Apri 27 through May 7, 2017, in and around Wenatchee, Washington. It’s said to be the oldest major festival in the state.

There’s a carnival, of course, a parade, food fair and golf tournament. But, for us, the draw is the multitude of blooming trees in orchards throughout the region that provide a scent of heaven.

Apples found their way to Washington State in 1826 on a Hudson’s Bay Company sailing vessel. Seeds of a “good luck” apple were planted at Fort Vancouver, Washington, in the spring of 1827. Since then, the Washington apple industry has grown to national significance, producing about 100 million boxes of apples each season.

According to organizers, the Festival was born in 1919, the brainchild of Mrs. E. Wagner, wife of the district’s first apple shipper and a native of New Zealand. She enjoyed the festivals of her childhood so much that she suggested beginning a similar festival in the Wenatchee Valley. The Ladies Musical Club produced the first festival in 1920.

Comments are closed.