There are many flower festivals that take place throughout the year in the United States. Founded through tradition, many of these festivals take place during the spring. Here is our top 5 flower festivals to attend:
1. Dallas Blooms – Dallas, Texas
The Dallas Blooms festival takes place in Dallas, Texas. The festival starts in March and runs through mid-April. The festival takes place over 66 acres on the short of White Rock Lake. Nearly 500,000 flowers bloom each year in almost every color you could imagine. The flowers consist of hyacinths, daffodils and tulips (among others). Another treat is the traditional warm bread pudding that is available.
2. National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, D.C.
Every year, between March and April, the Cherry Blossoms come to life in our nation’s capital. The trees date back to 1912 when the mayor of Tokyo offered trees to the U.S. in order to strengthen Japan’s relationship with us. The trees grow in three different areas in Washington, D.C.: East Potomoc Park (Hains Point), Tidal Basin, and Washington Monument grounds. If you are planning a trip to the Washington, D.C. area, you may want to plan it around this time of year to enjoy this once a year event.
3. Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Orlando Florida
What more could you ask for? Walt Disney World and it’s annual International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot! The flowers cover the entire park. Not to mention flower sculptures and manicured trees. The festival springs up literally overnight as they have numerous workers planting throughout the night so that visitors the next day come into a magnificent view. It all looks so natural. They also had a butterfly exhibit that is absolutely amazing. You won’t want to miss this spectacular festival!
4. Biltmore Blooms – Asheville, North Carolina
The Biltmore is a vast estate that boasts many beautiful gardens. There are several spots that make you feel like you are the only one on the grounds. I definitely recommend taking and estate tour. You can spend hours here. You can always grab a glass or wine or an ice cream cone, whichever you prefer. Another great time of year to visit the estate is during Christmas while it is decorated with all of the Christmas lights.
5. Dogwood-Azalea Festival – Charleston, Missouri
The Dogwood-Azalea Festival is located on the Dogwood Azalea Trail in Charleston, Missouri. It is a 6 mile long trail. Covered in dogwoods and azaleas, the festival has been around for 47 years. You can take candlelight tours, enjoy an ice cream social and even take a carriage ride. The festival offers the best in “hospitality” and “tradition”.