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slides: 6 Ways to Bloom into Spring

Friday, May 02, 2014


In May, before the world is once again in bloom, many of us start to pine for warmer weather and gardens full of color. To celebrate the beauty of a world once again tentatively blooming, we have found 6 Ways to Bloom Into Spring as flowers burst forth in gardens, shows and art throughout New England.


Related Slideshow: Spring Flower Shows, Gardens, and Art

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Bay State African Violet Show

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Boylston, MA
April 26, 2014 to April 26, 2014

The Bay State African Violet Society puts on another spectacular show featuring America’s favorite houseplant, the African Violet. All are welcome to enter their own plants and floral designs for judging to win ribbons and prizes. Participate in workshops on African Violet care. Start your own collection at the sale, where commercially grown plants and supplies are sold, along with plants grown by members.


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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Bristol, Rhode Island.

Nothing says spring like tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils blooming at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget a dreary winter and look forward to summer’s sun. Blithewold is a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay. The property features a 45-room mansion filled with family heirlooms framed by a series of lovely gardens. On May 4, there is a Spring Flowering Tree Walk.


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Spring Primrose Show

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Boylston, MA
May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014

The New England Chapter of the American Primrose Society presents dozens of varieties of primroses! Browse all the varieties and learn how to grow these colorful plants. Lectures will include “How to Grow Primroses from Seed”.


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The 79th Annual Dogwood Festival

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
May 2–4, 2014

For 79 years now, Greenfield Hill Church has welcomed the community to share in the beauty of spring at its annual Dogwood Festival. Enjoy music, antiques, kids activities and art and crafts amidst the beauty of the pink, white, and purple blooms.


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Lilac Sunday

Arnold Arboretum
Boston, MA
May 11, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Every spring the Arnold Arboretum singles out the lilac to be honored with a daylong celebration. With more than 370 lilac plants of 176 kinds, the Arboretum holds one of the premier lilac collections in North America. The day includes tours of the lilacs, family activities, food vendors, and picnicking (on this special day only). The Arboretum is open from dawn to dusk.


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Art in the Garden Festival

Cape Cod Art Association
Hyannis, MA
May 17, 2014 to May 18, 2014

Come and celebrate art in the outdoors at Aselton Park. Cape Cod Art Association presents its first annual spring fundraiser, “Art in the Garden” sponsored by Hyannis Country Garden. Join a weekend of celebrating art in the outdoors including food vendors, music, children’s entertainment, and plein air painters. Hyannis Country Garden will be selling plants and offering demonstrations for incorporating garden art into your landscaping.



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