Flower and garden lovers are a special breed. They don’t just stop to smell and explore mother nature’s bountiful gifts, they study them, grow them and will go to the ends of the earth to discover destinations that have mastered the art of cultivating them.
We recently covered the top ten amazing garden destinations every flower lover must see before they move on to the next life, but we thought we’d cull the global landscape again and assemble a seasonal guide to some of the most unique festivals, events and destinations that focus on the glorious beauty of flowers.
February 15 to April 9, 2020
Leatham is the designer of the Hotel George V, Paris, and floral designer to the stars. He has energized the 18th annual Orchid Show with his bold and colorful vision, transforming each gallery in the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a different color experience and visual effect, like the turn of a kaleidoscope. We are telling you about this early, because tickets always sell out. If you are not a member, become a member. Even if you are a member, order your tickets. If you are not a member, pull strings. Order tickets for daytime, middle of the week. All you can do right now is “sign up for ticket alerts.” Yes, it is like a rock concert for orchids.
29 February – 8 March 2020
25 April 2020
Bollenstreek, the Netherlands
Bulbflower Parade (Bloemencorso)
21 March – 10 May 2020
Lisse, the Netherlands
Florida, the USA
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
27 March – 5 April 2020Georgia, USA
International Cherry Blossom Festival
4 April – 3 May 2020
1-10 May 2020
Gentse Floraliën (Ghent’s Royal Society of Agriculture and Plant Science of Ghent) – every five years, a huge botanical exhibition (the Gentse Floraliën) also takes place in Ghent, attracting numerous visitors to the city.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 will return on 19 – 23rd May 2020. Key dates: Press and VIP Day will be held on Monday 18th May 2020
4-21 May 2020
22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020
Kennett Square, the USA