Celebrate Spring at Fairchild Botanical Gardens

09 Mar 2017

The 20th of March marks the beginning of our favorite season: Spring. For the majority of people, it evokes feelings of warmth and images of flowers in bloom and abundant colors. To welcome the new season, many countries around the world celebrate with festivals or by creating magnificent floral displays for all to enjoy.

In India and parts of Nepal, people celebrate Holi, a festival that is also known as the “festival of colors”. People from all walks of life take to the streets dressed in all-white attire and engage in friendly “fights” where people throw water and different colored powders at each other.

Holland, known around the world for its tulips, doesn't disappoint. Starting in March, Keukenhof, the famous flower park, opens for approximately 2 months. During these precious months, the park displays its chosen theme for the year using millions of tulips—more than 7 million specifically in hundreds of varieties.

Not all festivals dedicated to spring happen outside America. A popular festival that has gathered more momentum through the years is the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Disney World. The event is celebrated with the dozens of topiaries cut into Disney characters and placed throughout the park next to endless blooming flower beds. Concerts, organic food stalls, and special events, such as discussions with Disney Horticulturists, are all taking place during these next couple of months.

If you're in the Miami area this weekend, you can take in all the colors and beauty of spring at Fairchild Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. Although the event is mostly centered around our favorite flower, the orchid, you can be sure to find different types of flowers and plants at numerous booths. The variety of plants and flowers on display at the Garden are over 3,000 and there’s always something in bloom*. And, in true festival fashion, there are abundant food options, ranging from food trucks to stalls with everything from burgers to crepes. The 83-acre park is large enough to cover before (or after) you make your way to the area with the booths. For those who have never visited the Garden, this is the perfect time to do so. Hope to see you there!

 

*All of us at Emilio Robba love the simple elegance of Sobralia Sessilis found in plots 24 & 25