Everyone knows Longwood Gardens for its dazzling garden design, but what people rarely have a chance to see is the lengthy preparation and time it takes to prepare the exhibits.
“We start the design a year out–so right now–I have already designed next spring’s plantings. It is a matter of building on those designs from year to year,” said April Bevans, Senior Gardener
During peak bloom, The Flower Garden Walk boasts more than 125,000 tulips, making it Longwood’s historic 600-foot walk of thousands of seasonal blooms.
“The Flower Garden Walk is planted in color blocks, the very first boarder is all blue, the second is all pink, the third is red, orange, yellow and the last boarder is all white,” said Bevans. “It is always planted that way, summer, spring, winter, and fall.”
The Flower Garden Walk is designed to help inspire and continue spreading the beauty and art of nature, but creating this masterpiece is no easy task.
“[The walk] has about 130,000 bulbs planted,” said Bevans. “Which takes a crew of eight to 10 about two weeks to plant.”
Longwood Gardens, Spring Blossom is open now until May 26th, 2017.