Litchfield Daffodil Days at Laurel Ridge Foundation

A walk among the daffodils at Laurel Ridge Foundation is a rare early spring outing in an unspoiled oasis. The wild natural landscape of gently sloping woodland, fields and aged stonewalls overlooks a small lake dotted with two tiny islands. The park land and one of the islands is completely carpeted with gold and white blossoms, a glorious sight that is nirvana for photographers. For more information: http://www.litchfielddaffodils.com/.

Daffodil Days at the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Aboretum

Celebrate spring at this beautiful thirty-three acre estate on Narragansett Bay with a spectacular display of more than 50,000 daffodils. Blithewold is one of the finest garden estates in New England with diverse gardens and a 45-room English style manor house. Blithewold is located on Narragansett Bay, 25 minutes east of Providence and 60 minutes south of Boston. It was named in Yankee Magazine’s Best Five Public Gardens in New England.

Spring Bulb Show: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

A spectacular array of crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips provide an early glimpse of spring. View the magic of 5,000+ bulbs blooming simultaneously in the Lyman Conservatory! The annual Spring Bulb Show is a long-standing Smith College tradition, dating back over 100 years. Bulbs from South Africa add an exotic flavor to the display. Northampton is an arts-filled city with interesting shops, galleries and restaurants.

Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

This Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival features the work of more than 100 artisans and their wares. This is a juried show. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment, a food court, and Codman Estate tours.

Once called “the handsomest place in America,” this country estate was home to five generations of the Codman family. The sixteen acre grounds feature a hidden turn-of-the-century Italian garden with perennial beds, statuary, and a reflecting pool filled with water lilies. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or Shine.

Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze

Lyman Orchards is an 1,100 acre farm in central Connecticut, located in the northwest corner of Middlesex County. Established in 1741, Lyman Orchards is the twelfth oldest family-owned business in the United States. At this special event, wander along the winding pathways of a maze of towering sunflowers. There are lots of ways to get lost, but only one exit! Your visit to the Sunflower Maze will help support the fight against pediatric cancer.

Newport Mansions: Green Animals Children's Party

Children and adults of all ages are invited to enjoy the festivities at the annual Children’s Party at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This site is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the United States. The party will feature circus acts, music, magic, clowns, puppets, pony rides, refreshments and much more on this historic seven-acre estate overlooking Narragansett Bay.

The Newport Flower Show

Gilded Age "cottages" were built with every convenience, designed for entertaining and to represent a lifestlye. Today's "cottages," much like their gilded ancestors, are also about lifestyle. Join us to celebrate the tiniest of homes, which are smart in both technology and style. Their adjacent gardens are equally thoughful, liveable spaces, both functional and beautiful.

 

Annual Celebration of Lupines

Come view the beautiful blooming lupine fields in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Tour the fields by foot or horse-drawn wagon. Visit the many museums and attractions: Sugar Hill Historic Museum, New England Ski Museum, Franconia Heritage Museum, The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, and the Frost Place. Festival events include art exhibits, concerts, walking tours, an open-air market, specialty dinners at local inns, and a variety of promotions at local businesses.

Kinney Azalea Garden

Wander through six acres featuring over 500 varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons. Flowering typically peaks mid-May through June. The gardens were created by Lorenzo Kinney, Jr. in his retirement; he also developed new varieties of azaleas that would thrive in southern New England.