All posts tagged: GARDENS

The best outdoor sculpture garden or park in the world

15 Sculpture Gardens and Parks Perfect for a Luxury Experience

We love a great museum as much as anyone here at Dandelion Chandelier. But sometimes, we want more. We want the beauty of nature as well as the provocation and inspiration of art. In short, we want it all. And happily, there are some gorgeous destinations that can deliver that. Here’s our roundup of 15 of the best sculpture gardens and parks in the world that are perfect destinations for a luxury experience.

Photos and where to go to see beautiful lilacs and other spring flowers of every color in full bloom at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

Stunning Photos of Lilacs in Bloom at the NY Botanical Garden

If you ask an experienced botanist what spring smells like, they might very well say that it smells like the lilac collection at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). And that’s where they’d suggest you go in New York if you want a full immersion in their particular brand of spring renewal, along with a host of other spring flowers. These fragrant, beautiful blooms are at their peak right now, and visiting feels like something out of a magical spring dream. Here are some of our favorite photos of the lilacs in bloom in NY at the Botanical Garden. We just wish we could share their heady fragrance with you, as well. For that, you’ll just have to go and experience them for yourselves.

photos from our visit to the annual Lyndhurst Mansion flower show in the historic Hudson Valley just outside New York City spring 2022

Lyndhurst Mansion Flower Show is Ideal Way to Greet the Spring

What happens when a group of world class floral artists gets the freedom to transform a historic mansion just as spring arrives? Dear reader, it’s something to behold. Our photos prove it: a visit to the annual Lyndhurst Mansion flower show in the historic Hudson Valley just outside New York City is an ideal and wildly romantic way to greet the spring. It’s a micro-luxury of the best type – the kind of marvelous experience of which lovely memories are made. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find by the banks of the Hudson River just north of New York in spring 2022.

Photos of what's in bloom among the trees and flowers at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in March that are early signs of spring.

Hopeful Early Signs of Spring in Bloom at Botanical Garden in New York

If you’re keen to see the very first green shoots of spring 2022, this is the perfect moment to visit the New York Botanical Garden. While it may feel as if it’s still late winter, here there are already hopeful early signs of spring in bloom. Have a look at our photos of the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in the month of March, when spring is just starting to make its presence felt and flowers and flowering trees are already in bloom. Added bonus? While you’re there, you can also see the phenomenal annual Orchid Show.