We’ve all heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers.” But for most of us who heaved an enormous sigh of relief once March rolled around, waiting two more months for the natural beauty of spring is far too long.
Luckily, a number of cities all across America are ushering out the remaining elements of winter with some exquisite flower festivals that showcase extraordinary arrangements for your public viewing. From the world-renowned cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. to the drop-dead lovely roses in Portland, these annual extravaganzas have something new to offer every year to keep guests coming back. Not to mention the fact that some of these festivals are located in cities which have incredibly diverse near-by attractions for you if you ever experience a “flower outage.”
So if you’re looking for some of the best spring flower festivals to wash away your winter blues, look no further. Here are the top 5 annual flower festivals in the country:
The cherry blossoms have a rich history in D.C. The festival memorializes the day in 1912 when Tokyo mayor Yukio Ozaki gave the gift of cherry trees to celebrate the close relationship that Japan and the U.S. had in hopes of enhancing the alliance for many years to come. March 27th is the commemoration date for the flower festival and the festivities continue throughout the month of April. Events include the Pink Tie Party, opening ceremony festivities, and Family Day Presented with the National Building Museum. Take to the skies with the Blossom Kite Festival on April 2nd or catch the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on the 16th!
Suggested place to stay: Wyndham Old Town Alexandria.
Starting March 2nd, Epcot is hosting one of their biggest events of the year! Bring the whole family out to the International Flower &: Garden Festival to welcome the spring season. Epcot hosts a series of unique garden tours including the Floating Mini-Gardens, Health & Healing Garden, Prehistoric Plants, and much more! Outdoor kitchens will be set up for guests to sample a variety of dishes, desserts, and specialty drinks. Looking for more? Take the kids to any of Epcot’s fine interactive play areas or bust a move on the dance floor with your significant other during the Garden Rocks Weekend Concert Series. And, of course, don’t miss the incredible shrub art! Some of your favorite Disney characters will come alive at the hands of Disney’s most talent horticulturalists.
Suggested place to stay: Holiday inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort West Village.
Visit “America’s Largest Home” between March 19th through May 26th for their special Biltmore Blooms event. Walk along the fine formal and informal garden designs created by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. If you time your visit right, you might be able to catch the first blooms of the year including early shrubs and trees, forsythia, spirea, magnolia, flowering cherries, and the Darwin Hybrid Tulip varieties. Several wineries are located in the area that offer some delightful tastings and plenty of outdoor activities such as biking, carriage rides, fly-fishing, hiking, and horseback riding are available for your next adventure.
Suggested place to stay: Crowne Plaza Resorts and Vacation Villas of Asheville.
Anxious to start spring a little early? Dallas Blooms starts even earlier than March! Visit as early as late February for general garden tours, spring tea, and mommy and me playtimes. If you wait until March, of course, the Dallas Blooms really starting booming in March, adding Great Contributors Guided Walks, Nature Nights, and more!. Stroll through the gardens which feature all types of different flowers including tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials.
Suggested place to stay: Tanglewood Vacation Villas.
Last but certainly not least, we’ve got the Portland Rose Festival, which is celebrating over 100 years in existence. While this festival reaches its peaks around May and June, it’s never too early to start looking for your perfect timeshare! Enjoy the Grand Floral Parade and the Grand Floral Walk, which include 14 all-floral floats, 17 marching bands, 19 equestrian units, and more. Stop by the Lloyd Center and smell award winning roses at the Annual Spring Rose Show. Had your fill of flowers for the day? The Festival is located right in the heart of Portland, so an abundance of fantastic restaurants, shops and nightlife will occupy the surrounding area!
Suggested place to stay: Whispering Woods.
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