Billy Heroman Flowers & Gifts has a vacation destination for you—and we think you’re going to fall in love with it. It’s inspired by one of our country’s most beautiful assets, its flowers.
Every spring and summer, dozens and dozens of floral festivals and events pop up. In California, they’re celebrating poppies and lavender; in Oregon, it’s roses. In New York, lilacs take center stage, while Michigan delights in its endless rows of tulips. We think there’s no better time than now to start planning a flower-centric vacation for next year. Attending a city or region’s floral event is a great way to discover the natural beauty of a place and to participate in its local culture. Our top picks for our Baton Rouge neighbors are below.
Dallas Blooms, Texas
Travel to the Lone Star State next April to visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden at White Rock Lake in east Dallas. Sounds idyllic, right? There you’ll find the biggest floral festival in the Southwest, with 500,000 of the most gorgeous flowers you’ve ever seen showing off on the grounds. The festival lasts six weeks and prominently features tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Orlando, Florida
Though you might need no excuse to visit Orlando, home of the Happiest Place on Earth, here’s another one. Epcot’s big-deal floral festival is awash in topiary and flower sculptures and offers all kind of activities and entertainment. You can even talk to one of Disney’s horticulturalists during the event, which takes place in May (also known as one of the best times to visit Florida).
National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington D.C.
This one has to be at the top of your list. The capital city’s iconic cherry blossoms are in bloom all along the Tidal basin, as well as in East Potomac Park and on the Washington Monument grounds each year in April. Marvel at the delicate pink and white blooms as you explore this culturally-rich city, stopping at the United States Botanic Garden on the National Mall to cap off your visit.
When you come home, make a promise to yourself to always have your own floral event going in your house. Start with Floral Fun, which hopefully you’ll have a lot of on your adventure.