Events for Gardeners

Gardens and spring combine make unbeatable attractions for plant lovers and travelers.

As your spring and summer travel plans come up, consult this list and other internet resources and add one or more gardens, zoos and festivals to your itinerary.

Most events are more than walks through beautiful gardens – though that alone would be worth the stop for many of us. Regional, school, city and community events include plant sales, fun-runs, car shows, food vendors, family activities, parades and concerts.

Clip and save the list so you can call ahead or click through to the websites to find out more. Have an event we should know about? Email

Feb 28-Apr12 
Dallas TX
Dallas Blooms

Dallas Arboretum 214.515.6615

March 13-14
Semmes AL

Annual Mary G. Montgomery High School Azalea Festival

Mar 16 – 20
Muskogee OK
Jr. Master Gardener Day at Papilion, Honor Heights Park 918-684-6303

Mar 28 from 10 am to 2 pm
Daffodil Day Muskogee 2015
Three Rivers Museum, Thomas-Foreman Historic Home, art show, plant sale, trolley ride & refreshments  918-686-6624

Mar – Apr
Lafayette LA

Azalea Trail Drive 20-mile self-tour 800-346-1958

March 14-15
Valdosta GA
Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival 229-269-9381

March 16-27
McComb MS

Pike County Azalea Festival 601-684-2291

April 18
Tulsa OK
Tulsa Zoo’s Party for the Planet 918-669-6600

March 20 – April 5
Tyler TX

Azalea Trail 409-283-2632

March 21
Jasper TX
Azalea Festival in Courthouse Square 409-384-2762

Mar 23 – Apr 20
Memphis TN
TulipMania – Dixon Gallery and Gardens 901-761-5250

March 27-29
Summerville SC
Flowertown YMCA Azalea Festival 843-871-9622

March 26-29
Nacogdoches TX

National Convention Azalea Society of America 936-560-3322
Speakers, plant sales, garden tours,

March 1-31
Nacogdoches TX
Azalea Trail 936-564-7351

April – all month
Muskogee OK           

Honor Heights Park Azalea Festival 866-381-6543

April 4-5
St Louis MO
Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society Show 314-577-5100

April 8 to 12
Wilmington NC

North Carolina Azalea Festival   910-794-4650

Apr 10 – 12
Atlanta GA
Dogwood Festival 404-817-6642

April 10 & 11
Tulsa OK
Springfest Garden Market and Festival 918-746-5125

April 10-12
Wilmington NC

Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Tour 910-742-0905

April 11
Muskogee OK

Azalea Parade and Chili-BBQ Cook-Off  918-869-0733

Apr 11
Springfield MO
Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park Botanical Center  417-891-1515

April 12 at 2 pm
Tulsa OK

Tulsa Rose Society
Companion Plants for Roses 918-227-1954

April 16-19
Charleston MO
Dogwood-Azalea Festival 573-683-6509

April 17-18
Pickens SC

Azalea Festival 864-878-3258

Apr 18 Sand Springs OK  Herbal Affair 918-246-2500

April 21 Atlanta GA
Garden Envy - Auction of Rare Plants & Garden Treasures 404-591-1582 

April 21 – 26 Oklahoma City
Festival of the Arts at Myriad Botanical Gardens

Apr 25-27
Nixa MO
Azalea Festival 417-725-3223

May 1–3
Bethesda MD
Landon School Azalea Garden Festival 301-320-3200

May 9
Muskogee OK
Papilion Opening Day at Honor Heights Park

Children’s activities, refreshments 918-684-6303

May 9
Tulsa OK
National Public Gardens Day-Trolley Tour Woodward Park 918-746-5125

May 15
Stillwater OK
Concert in OSU Botanic Garden 405-744-5414

May 15-16
Tucson AZ
Weird Plant Sale: Oddball Plants and Weird Pottery 520-326-9686
May 19-23
Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show

May 22 - 25
Brookings Harbor OR

76th Annual Azalea Festival 541-469-3181

May 31
Wichita KS
Butterfly Festival and River Fest 316-264-0448

June 6
Muskogee OK
Symphony in Honor Heights Park 918-684-6302

June 20-21
Roan Mountain TN

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival  423-772-3154


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