Maryland weather can't decide on winter or spring, but fortunately Longwood Gardens can help Marylanders spring into bloom! The 1,077-acre botanical garden has an extensive variety of gardens, woodlands, and meadows to help propel you into spring.

A common saying in Maryland is, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a week," and this season, that saying couldn't be more true. We have been patiently waiting for spring, yet snow still lingers on the ground. Buds on the trees are starting to color and daffodils are starting to sprout, but when will we begin to see Maryland spring into bloom? We have been impatiently waiting for the weather to change and the near freezing temperatures make it seem as if winter wants to extend its vacation. While there are numerous breathtaking botanical gardens to help you spring into bloom this season, the 1,077 acres of Longwood Gardens is one you won't be able to forget. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="8497,8495"]
Conveniently located about an hour or so north of Baltimore in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Longwood has a rotating selection of flowers, cacti, woodlands, and meadows to help shake off the last chill of winter and to welcome the warm weather. And no matter how cold it has been, the Spring Bloom event is a surefire way to help kick off the season. According to the Longwood Gardens website, the season opening event will have "millions of crocus, winter-aconite, glory-of-the-snow, and daffodils blanketing the grounds." In addition, there will be over 200,000 tulips in the Idea Garden and Flower Garden Walk, along with orchids and cacti which are housed year-round. Tickets vary in price from $12 to $23 but, with over 1,000 acres of plants to view, you'll certainly get your money's worth. The event is open to all between now and May 6, so make sure you stop by while you still can! With spring approaching, what will you have in your garden? What are some easy flowers to care for? What's your favorite to showcase in your garden? Share what thoughts you have in the comments below, and let's help make this spring a little more colorful!

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