Spring is coming. Even if the most recent weather patterns make it seem like it is never going to show up again. Before we know it, the beautiful spring flowers will be making their appearance. The best way to enjoy the spring flowers is to get out and see them. Here are some of the best places to see and celebrate those beautiful flowers.
Best Places to See Spring Flowers in the Midwest
Madison, Wisconsin is the host of one of the most beautiful Botanical Gardens in the Midwest. Olbrich Gardens consists of 16 acres of gorgeous flowers, the Bolz Conservatory, Thai Pavillion, Sunken Garden and so many more things to see. The outdoor gardens are free to explore and the Bolz Conservatory has a small admission fee. All of it is so worth the visit.
Holland celebrates the spring flowers with their Tulip Time Festival. During the festival you will find everything from the Tulip Time Run, Concerts, a Carnival, a Kinder Carnival, an Artisan Market and Quilt Show. All while viewing the thousands of Tulips blooming around town.
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is a unique place to visit. Along with the beautiful flowers (many of which bloom right away in the spring) there are so many other things to see. This is the most customizable garden to visit. The amount of time it takes to get through the garden really depends on what you decide to explore. You can be out in an hour or, you can explore all day. There is even a children’s area to explore as well so it makes the perfect family trip.
Charleston hosts their annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival. This three day festival includes a 5K, a Youth and Toddler race, Food Vendors, an Arts and Crafts Bazaar, a Carnival, Pioneer Encampment, Carriage Rides and so much more. Check out the full line of events here.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is a beautiful Garden set on 79 acres. They have one of the largest Japanese Strolling Gardens in North America. Missouri Botanical Garden is home to several unique species of trees and plants. This makes this the perfect place in St. Louis to check out the spring flowers.
Pella hosts their Tulip Time Festival. Which is a 5 day festival where they transform their town into a European Village decorated with tons of tulips to help celebrate their Dutch Heritage. During the festival you can go on several different types of tours, attend a Dutch Craft Market, parades, live music, ethnic foods and so many other things. You can find the whole list of events here.
Chicago Botanical Gardens is one of the top Botanical Gardens in Illinois. They are open all year long but, come spring the views are breathtaking. Not only do they offer amazing scenery but, they also offer classes of various types and other events as well.
Kirtland is home of the amazing Holden Arboretum. The Holden Arboretum is best known for their Rhododendrons which are at peak bloom typically around late May. You can see many different types of natural flowers and trees aside from the Rhododendrons but they are truly a sight to see.
The Cleveland Botanical Gardens are a must see as well. They work closely with The Holden Arboretum. There are twenty beautifully unique gardens to take in along with an amazing kids area to enjoy as well.
Lauritzen Gardens has a total of 100 acres. There is a two mile long path to walk which takes you through several styles of gardens. Many of these gardens are at their peak during the spring. There are some areas in the gardens that are still waiting to be developed but, with each year, they develop further and more beautiful sights are added.
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