So you’re sick of winter just like everyone else and you can’t wait to finally see some of those beautiful flowers or spring. Fear no longer! Here are a few places where you can get an early peak of all of Spring’s splendor. Soak it in, slow down, and time some time to stop and smell the roses. Get out of that winter funk and back into action and ready for spring with these awesome botanical beauties.
Longwood Gardens is one of the largest botanical spaces on the east coast with over 1,000 acres of cultivated and naturally growing flowers. The center piece of this incredible garden is the 4 acre indoor conservatory that houses some of the most spectacular floral arrangements you’ll ever see. And don’t miss their bonsai display where you can see bonsai trees that are over 100 years old.
For a smaller more local feel try the Brooklyn botanical gardens. This 52 acre garden features a wide array of plants and flowers from almost every climate and region on earth. The best part about the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is their extensive educational program to help children and adults appreciate plants and gardening on a whole new level.
For the more worldly traveler who wants to feel like they just stepped out of an episode of Downtown Abbey, you’d be hard pressed to do better than Powerscourt. A sprawling estate house with incredible gardens including a 18th century pet cemetary, a japanese garden, Italian Garden, a statuary, Dolphin fountain, and Irelands highest Waterfall. And that’s all without mentioning the incredible 18th century estate house. You’ll be ready to go for a luxurious stroll in your finest aristocratic attire among the perfectly manicured lawns of Ireland’s most famous garden.