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Do you plan your vacations or weekend get-away around flowers and floral events?  Well, here are a few from around the world.  This list is in no way close to complete, but it may give you an idea of what is going on in various locations.

 

The 23rd Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival __ This site updates each year. As of this link check, it is now the 26th annual. "The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a tourist destination in Northwest Washington State. Each year more than 1 million visitors come to see over 300 acres of brightly colored tulips. This site provides information about festival events, places to stay, places to eat, transportation and tour information as well as providing a map to the various attractions." - illustrated - From tulipfestival.org - http://www.tulipfestival.org/

Cherry Blossom Festival - Japanese Cherry Blossoms __ Lists of Japanese cherry blossom festivals in Japan. - From about.com - http://gojapan.about.com/cs/cherryblossoms/a/sakurafestival.htm 
 
Chiang Mai / Chiangmai Flower Festival Northern Thailand __ "Chiang Mai is famous for having some truly beautiful flowers. Most bloom early in the year from January to February. Colorful flowers like African marigold, globe amaranth, orchids, Ban Chun, chrysanthemum,..." You will find information and resources about this floral festival in Thailand. - illustrated - from chiangdao.com - http://www.chiangdao.com/chiangmai/flowerfestival.htm

Cincinnati Flower Show __ "Staged on the banks of Lake Como at historic Coney Island, the Cincinnati Flower Show celebrates its 17th anniversary April 22 - 30. Expanding to nine days in 2006, there are four additional days where you will discover displays of unparalleled beauty, extraordinary markets and gardening advice from the experts." A magnificent show. - illustrated - From cincyflowershow.com - http://www.cincyflowershow.com/ 

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival - Crested Butte, Colorado __ "In 2006, named the "Best Annual Festival in the Mountains" in Westword's annual "Best of Denver" edition!" Learn about the festival and check the wildflower update. - illustrated - from crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com - http://www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com/ 

The Floriade 2002 - Netherlands Flower Festival __ "The Netherlands' Flower Exposition happens once every ten years, and 2002 is one of them!" Check the photo gallery from the 1982 event. An overview and history. - illustrated - From about.com - http://goeurope.about.com/cs/holland/a/floriade.htm 

Harrogate Flower Shows __ Two shows are now held each year at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, one in Spring another in Fall. Information, galleries and more. - illustrated - From flowershow.org.uk - http://www.flowershow.org.uk/ 

 

Infiorata di Noto - Sicily Flower Festival held in May __ "The last weekend in May the city of Noto in Sicily features flower mosaic pictures made of flower petals at the Infiorata di Nota festival." A brief description. - From about.com - http://goeurope.about.com/library/bl_infiorata.htm 

Lilac Festival | Rochester, NY | Welcome __ "Rochester's famous Lilac Festival is a lavish array of flowers, attractions, and special events that signal the arrival of spring. The 1,200-plus lilac bushes in Highland Park create a floral rainbow ranging from the deepest of purples to the purest of whites." An overview of the festival, history and events. - illustrated - from lilacfestival.com - http://www.lilacfestival.com/ 

Melbourne International Flower Show __ "The world renowned Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is entering its 11th year and is now regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere, rated among the top five flower and garden shows in the world." - illustrated - From melbflowershow.com.au - http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/ 
 
National Cherry Blossom Festival __ "The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift to the city of Washington D.C. of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and celebrate the continued close relationship between our two peoples." Festival news, events and more. - illustrated - From nationalcherryblossomfestival.org - http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/cms/index.php?id=390 

Oleander Festival __ "On an island, off the mainland of the state of Texas, is located one of the most delightful cities to be found in America. The city is Galveston, and it contains the most extensive collections of 'Nerium oleander' to be found anywhere in the world." Learn about the flower and its festival. - From oleander.org - http://oleander.org/festival.html 

Portland Rose Festival __ The idea for the Rose Festival was presented to the public in a speech by Mayor Harry Lane at the end of the 1905 World's Fair. The first festival occurred in 1907. Learn what has happened since and what plans for the future include. - illustrated - From rosefestival.org - http://www.rosefestival.org/   

Rose festival in Kazanlak , Bulgaria __ "Bulgaria is one of the biggest producers of rose oil in the world. The reason for this is hidden in the high qualities of the Bulgarian Kazanluk rose ("Kazanlashka roza"), a special type, that was cultivated in our country after many years of production and development." Learn about the rose oil and the rose festival. - illustrated - From rose-festival.com - http://www.rose-festival.com/ 

Royal Horticultural Society - Chelsea Flower Show __ Find out about new plants, view the gardens, learn the history of the show and much more. - illustrated - From rhs.org.uk - http://www.rhs.org.uk/chelsea/2006/index.asp 

South Carolina Festival of Roses __ "The Orangeburg Festival of Roses began as a vision held by a group of citizens seeking a way to enhance the development of Orangeburg and improve the quality of life for its residents. As a result of that vision, the first festival was held in 1972." Learn what has taken place since. - illustrated - From festivalofroses.com - http://www.festivalofroses.com/  


 
Surrey Hydrangea Blossom Festival | Canada's Only Floral Parade __ Lots of information about this festival including dates and photos. - illustrated - From fraservalleybc.com - http://www.fraservalleybc.com/hydrangeafestival/ 

Tesselaar Tulip Festival __ "Welcome to the "51st Tesselaar Tulip Festival" website. Here we aim to provide you with all the relevant information to make your Tulip Festival visit the most memorable." Learn about this Australian flower event. Lots of events, in fact, all wrapped into one. - illustrated - From tulipfestival.com.au - http://www.tulipfestival.com.au/ 

The Texas Rose Festival __ "Visitors who come to Texas expecting to see only oil wells and cactus are amazed by the flourishing beauty of East Texas. What seems even more surprising to the Old West ideal are the famous Tyler Roses. Approximately one-fifth of all commercial rose bushes produced in the United States are grown in Smith County, while over one-half of the nation's rose bushes are packaged and shipped from this area." a good overview of the festival and the history behind it. - illustrated - From texasrosefestival.com - http://www.texasrosefestival.com/museum/index.htm

Top 10 Fabulous Flower Festivals in New England and New York State __ From tulips to lilacs, dogwood and more, there is a floral festival for most every taste. - From about.com - http://gonewengland.about.com/od/springinnewengland/tp/aatpflowerfests.htm 

Tournament of Roses __ Learn about one of the granddaddies of all floral festivals. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses. - illustrated - From tournamentofroses.com - http://www.tournamentofroses.com/ 

Tulip Time - Holland Michigan Festival __ "Tulip Time is an annual festival in Holland Michigan held in early May celebrating the Dutch heritage of this local town. Parades, food, shows, tulips, wooden shoes and dutch dancers are just a few of the attractions." - illustrated - From tuliptime.com - http://www.tuliptime.com/ 
 
 

Van Wert Peony Festival Home Page __ "The Peony Festival originated in 1902 when the first Sunday in June was designated as "Peony Sunday". In 1932, the Van Wert Men's Garden Club determined that Van Wert should provide some form of entertainment for the large number of visitors touring the many commercial Peony farms which flourished in the Van Wert area." A general overview of this Ohio floral event. - illustrated - From vanwert.com - http://www.vanwert.com/peony/about.asp 

Welcome to the Philadelphia Flower Show __ "Philadelphia Flower Show, the world's largest indoor exhibition, is held annually in March at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center and features landscape displays, horticultural and floral competitions, lectures, demonstrations and shopping" - illustrated - From theflowershow.com - http://www.theflowershow.com/home/index.html 

 
 

 

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