March 12-April 15
Dust off the winter blues and welcome back the birds, blooms and warmer weather with the Think Spring Fling at Powell Gardens! Join us for a month-long celebration featuring classes, events and family fun.
|30 Must Have Plants for Your Garden This Season||Thursday, March 15|
|Growing Bulbs: Expertise from the Industry||Saturday, March 24|
|Spring Fashion and Flower Reveal||Thursday, March 29|
|Family Frolic: Think Spring Fling||Saturday, March 31|
|SAGES: Tulipmania Lecture and Lunch||Thursday, April 5|
|Hand Papermaking with Garden Plants||Saturday, April 7, 2018|
44,000 Bulbs Will Soon Emerge on the
Visitor Education Center’s South Lawn
On a cold, misty Saturday last November, Powell Gardens’ staff and a handful of faithful volunteers armed themselves with rakes, bulb augers and bulb planters to continue work placing 44,000 flower bulbs in a sun-ray pattern on the large expanse of lawn behind the Visitor Education Center. Averaging over 500 bulbs per hour with five staff members and two volunteers, 4,250 bulbs were placed in a single day. In total, it took 14 full days of planting and 642 staff and volunteer hours until the final bulb was placed in the ground and the effect will offer a beautiful display of spring color in the Gardens. You don’t want to miss this amazing display when it is fully abloom! Follow us on Facebook for updates.
The effort to “bring back the bulbs”, generously sponsored by Westlake Ace Hardware, is just one of the many springtime initiatives that will give members and visitors more reasons to visit the Gardens from March 12 to April 15.