Think Spring Fling

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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.

Think Spring Fling | Events & Classes

30 Must Have Plants for Your Garden This SeasonThursday, March 15
Growing Bulbs: Expertise from the IndustrySaturday, March 24
Spring Fashion and Flower RevealThursday, March 29
Family Frolic: Think Spring FlingSaturday, March 31
SAGES: Tulipmania Lecture and Lunch Thursday, April 5
Hand Papermaking with Garden PlantsSaturday, 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.