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Spring at the Garden

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Look to our natural areas as well as the cultivated gardens to find tiny treasures as well as bold, colorful blooms. Find bluebonnets, pink tulips, and enough wildflowers to make the heart sing.

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Spring Events

Spring Events

Explore art, culture, and science at the Unearth Science festival, our new family-friendly event full of activities, demonstrations, and special events.

Have a crush on wine? Make an evening of it at the Garden's spring wine-tasting event!

Spring Planting

Attention Gardeners:

Get growing with a plant sale, spring marketplace, demonstrations, and talks at Get Growing Weekend, and take advantage of free plant giveaways.

Spring Walks

Featured Walks

Celebrate the season, and enjoy one of our guided walks showcasing the beauty of early spring, April's oohs and aahs, and of course, the crabapples in May. Also celebrate Earth Day with us in the McDonald Woods with a free guided walk.

Flower Shows

Flower Shows

Come see an array of flower shows highlighting blooms from daffodils, to dahlias, daylilies, and more. There will be experts on hand and plenty of beauty available for purchase.

Spring Bloom Calendar

SpeciesMarchAprilMayJune
Snowdrop
(Galanthus sp.)

 

   
Vernal witch hazel
(Hamamelis sp.)

 

   
Pussy willow
(Salix sp.)

 

   
Crocus
(Crocus sp.)

 

 

  
Squill
(Scilla spp.)

 

 

  
Dwarf iris
(Iris reticulata)

 

 

  
Viburnum
(Viburnum sp.)

 

 

  
Forsythia
(Forsythia sp.)

 

 

  
Magnolia
(Magnolia sp.)
 

 

 

 

Cherry
(Prunus spp.)  
 

 

 

 
Cornelian cherry
(Cornus mas)
 

 

 

 
Daffodil
(Narcissus sp.)
 

 

 

 
Bishop's cap
(Epimedium)
 

 

 

 
Siberian bugloss
(Brunnera macrophylla)
 

 

 

 

Pear
(Pyrus spp.)
  

 

 
Tulip
(Tulipa sp.)
 

 

 

 
Fritillary
(Fritillaria sp.)
 

 

 

 
Crabapple
(Malus sp.)
  

 

 
Serviceberry
(Amelanchier sp.)
 

 

 

 
Rhododendron
(Rhododendron sp.)
 

 

 

 
Spirea
(Spiraea sp.)
  

 

 

Flowering quince
(Chaenomeles sp.)
 

 

 

 
Lilac
(Syringa sp.)
  

 

 

Trillium
(Trillium sp.)
  

 

 

Ornamental onion
(Allium sp.)
  

 

 

Lungwort
(Pulmonaria spp.)
  

 

 

Phlox
(Phlox sp.)
  

 

 

Euphorbia
(Euphorbia sp.)
  

 

 

Corydalis
(Corydalis lutea)
  

 

 

Bleeding heart
(Dicentra spp.)
  

 

 

SpeciesMarchAprilMayJune