Being described as the premier flower and garden event of the greater Gulf coast is surely enough reason for those of us who can barely wait to breathe in the fragrance of Spring to shuck off our winter attire, shake out those pastels, and head to Mobile, Alabama for the Festival of Flowers.
The Festival, now in its 17th year, takes place in March which is considered the prettiest month in Mobile. There is over 300,000 square feet of tented space featuring exhibits, entertainment and enchantment for all the senses.
More than 18,000 people have visited the Festival of Flowers, known as the largest flower show in the Southeast. The show features flowers from every continent and subcontinent; master gardeners on hand to share their green thumb knowledge; garden landscapes of all types to bedazzle festival attendees; a special feature called Blooming Cuisine with menus involving the use of edible flowers as well as fresh vegetables and herbs; life-sized landscape gardens by regional landscape architects, garden designers and landscape contractors; a children’s program and the latest in garden gear and equipment, plus so much more.
For details you may want to visit http://www.bellingrath.org/festival-of-flowers-display.html
By the way, the fragrant and delicate Camellia is the state flower of Alabama.