Each April, Blithewold opens its gates to welcome visitors as springtime begins. The season unfurls with the well-known daffodil display, covering this 33-acre seaside estate with over 50,000 daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month.
Hillside gardens overlooking the ocean, small semi-urban oases, permaculture, creative stone work, wildlife habitat, thoughtful design, and more – this garden tour has something for everyone! Tour private and public coastal Maine gardens in Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, starting at the Children’s Garden and Cliff Walk Landscape in Fort Williams Park.
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual celebration of the region's blue, pink, and white signature flowers! This ten-day festival's main attractions are the daily tours of private gardens, each designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm. You are sure to enjoy such eclectic spaces, not to mention the good feeling of supporting a variety of local nonprofits.
Join us for more than 20 fun events amidst 681,750 bursts of golden-hued daffodils thoughout the City by the Sea. Ready to get daffy?
The Boston Flower & Garden Show is about inspiring, educating and motivating the region’s gardeners. Whether for curb appeal, backyard, kitchen, rooftop or community garden, this annual tradition is where New England’s green lovers and families go to discover ideas while having fun.
Enjoy this outdoor family festival with more than 600,000 daffodils on display (61 different varieties!) in the 1,800-acre historic Hubbard Park. Events include parade, juried crafts show, three stages of entertainment, fireworks, amusement area and food tent.
Come to the island of Nantucket from early April to mid May to see more than three million daffodils of every variety along roadsides, in gardens and filling window boxes. The highlight of the season is the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Daffodil Festival. The Antique Car Parade features more than 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars and ends with a Daffodil Tailgate Picnic. Other highlights include the Nantucket Garden Club’s Daffodil Show, the Annual Daffy Dog Parade and the Daffy Hat Pageant.
This is the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s premier spring fundraiser. During the event, floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by works of art in the museum’s collections are created by community florists, garden clubs and designers, and are displayed in the galleries throughout the weekend. Also enjoy special events, tours, a marketplace featuring hand-made goods for sale by local vendors and more!
Heritage Museums and Gardens is comprised of three galleries and expansive gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts on the northern portion of Cape Cod. It includes galleries for American folk art, a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions. During this festival, come see thousands of rhododendrons in more than 100 varieties cover the museum’s 100 acres with spectacular blooms.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world’s leading centers for the study of plants. Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one — the lilac — is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. Come to Lilac Sunday for tours of the lilacs, dance performances, picnicking (allowed on this special day only), and family activities that make for a memorable day. Be a part of this beloved Boston tradition!