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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“The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art
June 19, 2020 – 9:12 pm | Comments Off on “The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art
“The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art

Road Trips Gardeners no doubt know that some of the greatest painters in history were inspired by their gardens. Having a garden close to one’s home or studio is not only convenient for daily material …

Fleuramour in Belgium: A Passion for Flowers
September 18, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Fleuramour in Belgium: A Passion for Flowers
Fleuramour in Belgium: A Passion for Flowers

Heading to Europe this fall, Road Trips Gardeners? Here’s a great exhibition in Belgium. Fleuramour takes place September 27 through 30, 2019, on the castle grounds of Alden Biesen, Bilzen, Belgium. Hours each day are …

Flower(s) of the Day: A Bouquet in Bruges
June 22, 2019 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: A Bouquet in Bruges
Flower(s) of the Day: A Bouquet in Bruges

A pink and purple floral bouquet fills a corner of a window in the old city of Bruges, Belgium.
(Photo ©2005 by Susan McKee)

Two Weeks to See the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Belgium
March 29, 2019 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Two Weeks to See the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Belgium
Two Weeks to See the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Belgium

Each year, the Royal Greenhouses, Koninklijk Parklaan 16, Laeken, Belgium, are open to the public just for a fortnight.
This year’s dates are April 19, 2019, through May 10, 2019 (it’s expected the azaleas will be …

Floralia 2019 to Celebrate Pieter Bruegel
October 22, 2018 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on Floralia 2019 to Celebrate Pieter Bruegel
Floralia 2019 to Celebrate Pieter Bruegel

The 16th edition of Floralia Brussels takes place in the park and greenhouses of the castle of Grand Bigard (Groot-Bijgaarden) April 6 through May 5, 2019.
Grand Bigard is northwest of Brussels, Belgium, near the intersection …

The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium
July 18, 2018 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium
The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium

The top of this Road Trips Gardener’s bucket list? The bi-annual Flower Carpet on Grand-Place in Brussels, Belgium.
It’ll be August 16 through 19, 2018. This year’s carpet is dedicated to Guanajuato, a region of central …

Fleuramour Flower Show Tour
September 15, 2017 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Fleuramour Flower Show Tour
Fleuramour Flower Show Tour

If you’re thinking about next year’s travel plans, here’s a tour to consider. Belgian gardens and the Fleuramour Flower Show are highlights of a European jaunt set for September 23 through October 2, 2018, arranged …

Tulip Cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium
November 28, 2014 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Tulip Cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium
Tulip Cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium

It’s not too early to begin planning for spring travel, Road Trips Gardeners. If tulips and other spring flowers are on your mind, consider this: Emerald Waterways has a new tour just for you.
Highlights of …

Highgrove Florilegium in Brussels
August 7, 2013 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Highgrove Florilegium in Brussels
Highgrove Florilegium in Brussels

For five years, some of the world’s best botanical illustrators were invited by H.R.H Prince Charles of Wales to create drawings and watercolors based on the plants growing in his garden at his Highgrove estate …

Corpse Flower in Belgium
July 11, 2013 – 7:11 pm | Comments Off on Corpse Flower in Belgium
Corpse Flower in Belgium

By Thomas Steinmetz
Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
The Titan Arum, commonly known as corpse flower, is the world’s largest flower that has a complicated arrangement of branches. It can easily be distinguished among other …