World-class gardening events for your bucket list
- RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 22 to 26, 2012. Held annually in London, England, this iconic five-day extravaganza features the newest plant introductions of the horticulture world and serves up the latest trends in garden design.
- Floriade World Horticultural Expo, April 5 to October 7, 2012. Once every 10 years sees this theatrical horticultural event take place in Venlo, Netherlands.
- Philadelphia international Flower Show, March 4 to 11, 2012. This show attracts visitors from all over North America.
- Canada Blooms, March 16 to 25, 2012. Canada’s big horticultural party in Toronto is a welcome breath of spring at winter’s end.
Destinations we dig
There’s nothing like a little divine inspiration from the world’s great growers to put us in the mood for planning our own plots. Here are some of our favourites:
- Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara region, Ontario
- Minter Gardens, Chilliwack, British Columbia
- Les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens, Grand-Métis, Quebec
- Chanticleer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
- Callaway Gardens and Sibley Horticultural Center, Pine Mountain, Georgia
- RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey
- Plas Cadnant, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales
- Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford Co. Wicklow
- Keukenhof, Lisse
- Ludwigsburg Palace, near Stuttgart