Flowers make everything better and the first sight of a budding rose bush let’s you know that Spring has arrived. From a 5K run to a 3-D flower presentation, see Spring’s most prized possession in ways you never imagined. These flower showcases will inspire you to turn your glorious garden into divine masterpieces.

 Philadelphia Flower Show Philadelphia Flower Show

No one hosts a flower show like Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Flower Show is in its 185th year, and is the world’s largest indoor Flower Show. This year’s show is a collaboration of 18 art museums showcasing “ARTiculture” (where art and horticulture collide). After being amazed by the flower exhibits get a little R&R at Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast. You’ll be surrounded by flora even in your deluxe room where the flower inspired stained glass windows overlook the inn’s garden.

 Lilac Festival Lilac Festival

The sweet aroma of lilacs can be enjoyed during the annual Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY. With 150 acres of lilacs, Highland Park hosts the largest lilac collection in the United States. The nearby eco-friendly, Ellwanger Estate is the perfect place to relax after the festival. Read a book and soak in the claw foot bathtub using the inn’s luxurious organic bath amenities. Take advantage of the in-house spa therapist or enjoy a stroll around in the Ellwanger Gardens before heading down to the festival which includes the famous Lilac Parade, a 5K Family Fun Run, wine & chocolate tastings and an art & craft show.

 San Francisco San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

Get “Inspired” at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. From garden and flower exhibits to seminars and workshops, this show has a unique emphasis on featuring only California flora. After an eventful day of learning how to plant a garden for fresh produce head back to the quiet yet trendy Mission Dolores District for complimentary wine and cozy night’s sleep at the Country Cottage in San Francisco, CA. Within walking distance to an array of excellent dining options, you will also be nearby the public streetcar that will take you to the San Mateo Event Center for another day of garden fun.

Brighten up your Spring with a flora experience and gain the knowledge that you need to transform your landscape into a work of art. Check out our “Glorious Gardens” Pinterest board for more inspiring ways to spruce up your backyard.

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