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With hundreds of flower and garden events happening every year across the country, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Whatever your speciality or niche interest, you're bound to find a festival for you. In the meantime, here are some of the biggest, most interesting, and specialist flower and garden festivals happening across America in 2014.
The Philadelphia Flower Show is a must see - not only is it the world's oldest flower and garden show, it is also the biggest, with hundreds of exhibitors and over 250,000 visitors each year. There is literally something for everyone, with demonstrations, talks, lectures and competitions for just about every species of flower and type of gardening available. The show even caters for cooking enthusiasts, with culinary demonstrations from celebrity chefs and award-winning restaurateurs. 2014 was bigger than ever, with elaborate gardens and flower arrangements, a butterfly experience and black tie preview party.
Running for over 30 years, Dallas Blooms at Dallas Arboretum is one of the most breathtaking floral events in America. To mark the coming of Spring, every March and April the botanic garden is overtaken by blooming flowers - around 500,000 of them. With tulips, daffodils, violas, poppies and pansies all springing to life, and with cherry blossoms trees flowering later in the year, the gardens turn technicolor. For flower and garden enthusiasts and anyone with an appreciation of natural beauty, this is a must see.
The biggest event of its kind, the International Orchid Festival draws vendors and gardeners from all over the world, and this year featured a record 10,000 orchid plants! With rare and obscure species and a variety of competitions and prizes throughout the weekend, it is a must for any orchid or rare flower enthusiast. The event also raises significant funds for local charities, and this year donated large sum of its profits to South Miami Hospital.
Somewhat overshadowed by the symbolism of the bald eagle and the stars and stripes, the United States of American does in fact have its own national flower. In 1986 the United States Congress voted, and the rose was chosen to be the national flower of the USA. However, the decision did cause some controversy as some congressman and members of the American public thought instead that the marigold, with its robustness, hardiness and native American status, should be designated the national flower. Their efforts were unsuccessful, however, and the rose still remains the national flower of the United States of America. After a long deliberation and voting process, the American public chose oak as their National Tree in 2004.
In addition to the national flower each state has its own adopted State Flower reflecting its character, history and native flora - for example Florida, with its well known orange groves, adopted the Orange Blossom as its state flower in 1909. There are designated State Trees, although surprisingly Florida did not adopt the orange tree but instead chose the Sabal Palm.
There is no shortage of beautiful gardens to visit in America. The sheer amount of private and public gardens throughout the country is astounding, and shows how much America cares for and appreciates is natural flora and fauna. So where should you start when looking for a great garden in the USA? To give you a helping hand, here is some information on two of the best botanical gardens in the country.
The culmination of 16 years of planning, design and development, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are situated on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. The particular location of the gardens means that the warm ocean air keeps the temperature high enough to allow for gardening and plant maintenance nearly all year round. With over 248 acres of green space covered in plants, flowers and trees, it is also home to a variety of local wildlife and sculptures and floral art by local artists. The gardens have also won plaudits for their sustainability - in 2011 the newly opened Bosarge Family Education Centre attained net-zero-energy status.
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens has been around in some form or another since the late nineteenth century, and is now home to over 10,000 different species of plants, trees and flowers. Amongst its vast collection are a number of speciality gardens with rare or obscure species, including the largest number of Japanese Cherry Trees outside of Japan and the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden, which is specifically designed for the visually-impaired.
The number and variety of botanical gardens across the United States of America is astonishing, and shows much they appreciate the native flora, fauna and geography of their country. With so many different temperatures, climates, terrains and native species scattered across their enormous country, it is no wonder that they attach so much importance to flowers, plants and trees. If the natural beauty of America has inspired you, and you want to share this with someone else, why not order some flowers online with us? Its an easy and meaningful way to express your love or thank you to a friend or loved one. Flower delivery means that they can be delivered directly to America, without you having to leave your home. Try ordering flowers online today, and bring the natural beauty of America into the home of someone you love.