Nothing welcomes spring like vibrant flowers in bloom … and what better way to celebrate spring’s arrival than an exhibit of the season’s latest designs? Here, Harriet; her daughter, Charlotte; and two friends, Nadine and Kate, share photos from their fun—and colorful—visit to Boston’s Flower & Garden Show …
An array of flowers was on display, including these vibrant orchids, one of Charlotte’s favorites: They reminded her of similar blooms she’d seen in Peru.
Exhibitors displayed their creativity, like the “Garden of Cakes,” where flowers decorated sugary treats.
Visitors were able to tour imaginative displays of some of Africa’s famous inhabitants, like this lion made of raffia.
Unique designs, like this giraffe made of strawflowers, a native species of Africa, could be found throughout the show.
Visitors learned about international gardening methods—like Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of floral arrangement—and saw innovative landscapes, like this Zen garden.
Tropical blooms were on display, like this Lobster Claw, which is native to the eastern part of South America.
Harriet particularly enjoyed the collection of succulents, including this alligator, shaped out of a variety of the sea-like plants.
Vibrant tulips were in full bloom as a true sign of spring.
Harriet encouraged Charlotte to visit the Chelsea Flower Show in London this May to learn even more about the art of gardening.
Harriet, and her friend, Nadine, take a short rest from their flower exploration after finding this oversized, red chair.