Shows and festivals showcase spring blooms
Snow is still in the forecast for some locales, but other places are getting ready for spring. And the season's beauty will be on display with festivals and flower shows around the country, from events showcasing cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, N.Y., to celebrations of dogwoods, camellias and azaleas in the South, to apple blossom and tulip festivals in the Northwest.
Here are some of the best and biggest festivals and flower shows around the United States this spring, along with some notable botanical gardens where something is always in bloom.
Philadelphia Flower Show, through March 10, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, www.philaflowershow.com
Dallas Blooms, through April 7, Dallas Arboretum, www.dallasarboretum.org
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, through May 19, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., disneyworld.disney.go.com
Boston Flower & Garden Show, March 13-17, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, www.bostonflowershow.com
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, March 20-24, San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, Calif., sfgardenshow.com
Festival of Flowers, March 21-24, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore, Ala. (near Mobile), www.bellingrath.org
Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers, March 21-May 31, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C., www.biltmore.com
Hatsume Fair, March 23-24, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Fla., www.morikami.org
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, April 1-30, Mt. Vernon, Wash., www.tulipfestival.org/
Daffodil Days, April 6-28, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol, R.I., www.blithewold.org
Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April 19-21, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, www.dogwood.org
Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week, tours at various sites, April 20-27, www.VAGardenweek.org
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, April 25-May 5, Wenatchee, Wash., www.appleblossom.org/
Daffodil Festival, April 26-28, Nantucket, Mass., www.nantucketchamber.org
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, April 26 -May 5, Winchester, Va., www.thebloom.com
Sakura Matsuri Festival, April 27-28, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N.Y., www.bbg.org
Pella Tulip Time, May 2-4, Pella, Iowa, www.pellatuliptime.com/tulip-time
Tulip Time Festival, Holland, Mich,, May 4-11, www.holland.org/visitors/tulip-time-festival
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, www.dbg.org
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington D.C., www.doaks.org
Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass., www.newfs.org
Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio, www.holdenarb.org
International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park, Portland, Ore., washington parkpdx.org/attractions
Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif., www.huntington.org
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa., www.longwoodgardens.org
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, S.C., www.magnoliaplantation.com
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Mo., www.mobot.org
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, www.nybg.org
U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, Washington, D.C., www.usbg.gov
Wave Hill, Bronx, N.Y., www.wavehill.org
Winterthur Garden, Winterthur, Del., www.winterthur.org
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