If you are enchanted by the sight of colorful blooming flowers in springtime, here’s our guide to where to find them at this wonderful season for travelers.
Where: Keukenhof Gardens, The Netherlands
When: March to May
How to get there from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol:
Take the Connexxion bus number 58 from Schiphol Airport direct to Keukenhof Gardens. A “Combi Ticket” from the airport includes a 40-minute bus fare plus the entrance fee to Keukenhof Gardens and costs €19. You can buy tickets at VVV offices (Amsterdam Tourist Information Offices). Buses leave every 15 minutes.
Where: Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, near Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE
When: March to April
How to get there by bus:
Take 25 bus (Eglwysbach to Llandudno) which has stops outside of the Garden.
Where: Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan
Ueno station on the Japan Rail Yamanote Line, Park Exit. Ueno station on the Ginza subway line. Uguisudani station on the JR Yamanote line, behind the Tokyo National Museum.
Where: Valley of Roses, Morocco
When: April to May
How to get there: From Marrakech, take the famous Tizi n’Tichka pass to Ouarzazate. Then take the N10 highway along the lake towards Skoura, the famous palm grove, to reach the village of Kelaat M’Gouna via a fairly straight road (80 km). (Map)
Where: The National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore
By bus alighting at Napier/Holland Road (Tanglin Gate)
SBS Transit 7, 105, 123, 174,174e
SMRT 75, 77, 106, NR8
Nearest MRT Station : Orchard MRT (North-South Line) and a 5-min bus ride to Tanglin Gate
By bus alighting at Bukit Timah/Dunearn Road (Bukit Timah Gate or Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden)
SBS Transit 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170
SMRT 67, 171
Nearest MRT Station : Botanic Gardens MRT Station (Circle Line & Downtown Line)
Where: Callaway Gardens, Georgia, United States
When: March to April
How to get there (car):
From Columbus, GA (30 miles)
Take Interstate 185 North to Ga. Hwy. 18 East (Exit 34). Turn right and follow Hwy. 18 to the main entrance of Callaway Gardens on the right.
From Atlanta (70 miles)
Take Interstate 85 South to Interstate 185 South (Exit 21). From Interstate 185, exit at U. S. Hwy. 27 (Exit 42). Turn left and proceed to Pine Mountain, then turn right onto Hwy. 354 West and proceed to intersection with Ga. Hwy. 18. Callaway Gardens’ main entrance is on the opposite side of this intersection.
From Macon, GA (80 miles)
Take U.S. Hwy. 80 West to Ga. Hwy. 208 West to U.S. Hwy. 27 North. Proceed through Hamilton and past the Callaway Gardens Country Store. Continue approximately one mile to Original Callaway Gardens entrance on left.
From Montgomery, AL (110 miles)
Take Interstate 85 to Ga. Hwy. 18 East (Exit 2). Turn right and follow Hwy. 18 to the main entrance of Callaway Gardens on right.
From Albany, GA (110 miles)
Take Ga. Hwy. 280 to Columbus. In Columbus, take Interstate 185 North to Ga. Hwy. 18 East (Exit 34). Turn right and follow Hwy. 18 to the main entrance of Callaway Gardens.
From Birmingham, AL (150 miles)
Take U.S. Hwy. 280 East to Opelika, then take Interstate 85 North to Ga. Hwy. 18 East (Exit 2). Turn right and follow Hwy. 18 to the main entrance of Callaway Gardens.
From Tallahassee, FL (200 miles)
Take U.S. Hwy. 319 North to Thomasville, GA, then take U.S. Hwy. 19 to Albany. Proceed using directions listed above for Albany.