Spring at the Garden

Ready, set, spring! Spring brings excitement everyday as the plants emerge.

Wander Garden paths in search of 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.

Garden Inspiration

Circle Garden

Circle Garden

A living kaleidoscope of seasonal color begins with the earliest and brightest of spring bulbs coupled with their cool-season companions.

Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden

As you visit the Sensory Garden, remember that this garden demands a slower pace. Here, you’ll find plants in raised beds, making them easy to smell and touch for people with limited mobility and others.

Evening with Orchids

Lakeside Gardens

A much-anticipated moment in late April to early May is the blooming of the 300 crabapple trees encircling the Great Basin and reflected in its waters.

 

Favorite Spring Plants

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips are the stars of the garden in April and May, with their wide range of colors and sizes; they also are some of the most versatile of ornamental plants.

Lilacs

Lilacs

Extensive cultivation and hybridization of more than 30 known lilac species have led to 2,000 varieties blooming from as early as the second week of May through mid-June.

Daffodils

Daffodils

Narcissus are hardy bulbs that will spread over time and are wildlife resistant.

 

Learn More

Spring-Flowering Ornamental Trees

Anatomy of a Spring Planter

Wildlife in the Garden: Protecting your Plants