I thought I would be able to attend one of the many flower shows that heralds the spring growing season this year. I was looking forward to the magnificent displays of flowers and the lectures on different ideas in cultivating gardens from others...however, this year's flower shows came and went; I was not able to attend any of them near me.
But not all is lost, the expense of attending flower shows have gone up with ticket prices that may be a little high for some. Therefore, on the bright side, I did save some money. And there are so many beautiful gardens and festivals that are free… available to us year round ; some have admission fees but the fees are not as high as those in flower shows. For us grow it and eat it fans, there are different types of vegetable gardens on display with information to grow them along with lectures at some of these gardens ...what more can I ask!
One of my favorite gardens in Maryland is Brookside Garden in Wheaton. And on the Eastern shore of Maryland, there is Adkins Arboretum which spread over 400 acres with trails and many native species of Maryland. And if you want to get out of the state, you should head to New England Wild Flower Society, Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA. It makes for a great outing on holidays such as today, Easter Sunday. Enjoy your visit to the local gardens near you.